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|Online Credibility and Digital Ethos: Evaluating Computer-Mediated Communication
Moe Folk, Shawn Apostel.
Digital technology plays a vital role in today's need for instant information access. The simplicity of acquiring and publishing online information presents new challenges in establishing and evaluating online credibility.Online Credibility and Digital Ethos: Evaluating Computer-Mediated Communication...
On Pixels, Perceptions, and Personae: Toward a Model of Online Ethos
Todd S. Frobish.
This chapter works toward a four-part model of online ethos connecting classical rhetorical theory to the new age of computer-mediated technology with particular attention paid to the challenges, complications, and possibilities of this evolving rhetorical environment. This model demonstrates the...
Online Trust: A Moving Target
The design of trust in digital environments shapes how users relate. By reducing complexity, trust expedites transactions, and thus, some developers of online spaces seek to resolve their users’ trust issues quickly. Some designers approach the problem of trust as a display of evidence. This chapter...
Online Credibility and Information Labor: Infrastructure Reverberating through Ethos
This chapter examines how information infrastructure influences ethos in information labor. The primary text is discourse about ACID3, a web page created by members of the Web Standards Project. ACID3 tests the compliance of infrastructural standards for web browsers. In addition to analyzing ACID3...
Establishing Ethos on Proprietary and Open Source Software Websites
The increasing prominence and variety of open source software (OSS) threaten to upset conventional approaches to software development and marketing. While a tremendous amount of scholarship has been published on the differences between proprietary and OSS development, little has been discussed...
Ethos : Procedural Rhetoric and the Wikipedia Project
This chapter examines the credibility of Wikipedia from a rhetorical point of view, using ethos, one of Aristotle’s original modes of persuasion, to assess the community behind the content of the site’s articles. To do so, the author adapts a newer perspective from video game studies, procedural...
Credibility in Web Search Engines
Web search engines apply a variety of ranking signals to achieve user satisfaction, i.e., results pages that provide the best-possible results for the user. While these ranking signals implicitly consider credibility (e.g., by measuring popularity), explicit measures of credibility are not applied. In...
The Special Case of Youth and Digital Information Credibility
Miriam J. Metzger, Andrew J. Flanagin, Ryan Medders, Rebekah Pure, Alex Markov, Ethan Hartsell.
The vast amount of information available online makes the origin of information, its quality, and its veracity less clear than ever before, shifting the burden on individual users to assess information credibility. Contemporary youth are a particularly important group to consider with regard to...
The Credibility of Sources 2.0 in Journalism: Case Study in Portugal
Paulo Serra, João Canavilhas.
This chapter addresses the use and credibility of news sources 2.0 in journalism. Starting with traditionally established views about the credibility of news sources in pre-Internet journalism as depicted by Gans (2004) and other authors, this chapter discusses the new situation that the Internet and...
Digital Parrhesia as a Counterweight to Astroturfing
Nicholas Gilewicz, François Allard-Huver.
Astroturfing—fake grassroots communications about an issue of public interest—is further problematized in digital space. Because digitally mediated communication easily accommodates pseudonymous and anonymous speech, digital ethos depends upon finding the proper balance between the ability to create...
Establishing Credibility in the Information Jungle: Blogs, Microblogs, and the CRAAP Test
Dawn Emsellem Wichowski, Laura E. Kohl.
In this chapter, the authors locate blogs and microblogs such as Facebook and Twitter in the information landscape. They explore their diverse habitats and features, as well as the explosion of uses discovered for them by academic and journalistic researchers. The authors describe an approach to...
Building a Professional Ethos on LinkedIn
In the face of increasing use of digitally mediated contexts, teachers and students on all levels are expected to be familiar with creating content appropriate for the World Wide Web, and their professional lives are affected by the digital content they create. The professional online networking site...
Online Identity Formation and Digital Ethos Building in the Chinese Blogosphere
Zixue Tai, Yonghua Zhang.
Exponential growth in the past decade has turned the Chinese blogosphere into the largest blogging space in the world. Through studying some of the most popular blog sites and bloggers, this chapter critically examines a number of their key defining features such as rhetorical strategies and persuasive...
Theory and Application: Using Social Networking to Build Online Credibility
Misty L. Knight, Richard A. Knight, Abigail Goben, Aaron W. Dobbs.
Scholars are increasingly engaging with their peers in synchronous and asynchronous online forums. In order to adapt to this current trend, librarians and faculty must consider the nuances of computer- mediated communication and learn to understand the potential benefits and hazards of creating online...
The Cyber-Propelled Egyptian Revolution and the De/Construction of Ethos
This chapter examines two key Egyptian Facebook pages that became the voice and face of the youth movement that ignited the Egyptian revolution. The “Kolena Khaled Said” and “We are all Khaled Said” Facebook pages, respectively, represent the Arabic and international branch of the Egyptian human rights...
Documentary at Play
Inge Ejbye Sørensen, Anne Mette Thorhauge.
Docu-games designate a versatile group of games that have in common an attempt to depict and reflect on aspects of reality such as military conflicts, historical periods, or contemporary political and socio-cultural issues. As such, docu-games have become a new communication tool for individuals or...
Press C→ to Play the Ocarina: Rhetoric and Game Music
Dan W. Lawrence.
The purpose of this chapter is to investigate the intersection where digital media studies meet rhetoric and rhetoric is re-introduced to musicology. In the recent academic excitement surrounding game studies, the music of games has been overshadowed. The author would like to call attention to the...
Computer-Mediated Communication: Issues and Approaches in Education
Sigrid Kelsey, Kirk St. Amant.
While the majority of Internet users reside in industrialized nations, online access in the developing world has risen rapidly in recent years. As emerging technologies increasingly permit inexpensive and easy online access, the number of Internet users worldwide will only continue to...
Online Guidance and Counseling: Toward Effectively Applying Technology
B.I. Popoola, O.F. Adebowale.
Though there is a wide range of educational methodology practiced around the world, guidance and counseling must adapt to whatever conditions support educational practices, and Web technology is an exceedingly important tool in educational guidance support.Online Guidance and Counseling: Toward...