Anthropology roundup: “The Archaeology of Star Wars…”Intel’s lead anthropologist: ….

Anonymity, Ethnography, and Alice Goffman: Welcome, journalists  Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology I think I’ve written and thrown away three separate posts on the Alice Goffman debatetrying to find something to say that people will find interesting. I personally don’t find the case to be very interesting, or to speak to core issues of what ethnography is … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: The US military studied social media to learn how counter propaganda…

  The US military runs studies on Twitter, Facebook and Reddit to learn how to counter propaganda  The Next Web by Josh Ong In light of Facebook’s disconcerting emotion experiment, The Guardian has published an in-depth look at the US military’s own research efforts to understand and influence social media. DARPA, the Department of Defense’s tech research … Read more

a new threat CISPA; WordPress dominates the blogging scene.. A cyberculture roundup..

Trouble in Trolltown from Updates by parker Judges Increasingly Catching On to Copyright Trolls’ Unfair Tactics Life under the bridge is a bit less comfortable for copyright trolls these days, as a series of legal losses continues to undermine their misguided business model. Trolls make their money through variations on a simple scheme: file … Read more