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Tue, Dec. 7th, 2004, 06:33 pm
It's Chanukah!

It's Chanukah! And I'm sitting in class. Grumble. I want to go home and light candles and fry potatoes and get my PRESENT from the boy. Did I mention I like presents? And, fortunately for y'all, I love giving them as much as I do getting them. I did good with presents this year.

On the other hand, class today is quite interesting. We're looking at a research study about how girls use technology to construct their identities online. The study itself is kind of flawed - the authors collected an enormous amount of data, but then they kind of analyzed it according to their own ideas and lenses - but it's really interesting that people are looking at the kinds of technology use that girls are really doing and taking it seriously. Specifically, they're looking at girls who are participating in online communities based around fan culture, and taking that very seriously as a valid way of being technologically savvy. I also got to talk about how Livejournal re-envisions community in the very way the software works, which always makes me happy. Hurrah for taking fan culture seriously, and hurrah for Livejournal!

Tue, Dec. 7th, 2004 11:39 pm (UTC)
boffo9

You've got a present coming your way from me. But I can't get it to you until next month. Is that okay?

Wed, Dec. 8th, 2004 03:46 am (UTC)
kleenestar

Nope. No. Not okay. Don't you dare send me a present. :)

(I have the Best Present Evar for you. Really. But it may also be kind of late.)

Wed, Dec. 8th, 2004 03:17 am (UTC)
volcanicglass

*is curious* I figured you'd started grad school, but since you hadn't written on it, I'd put it out of mind. But now, I have questions, starting with: what classes are you taking?

Wed, Dec. 8th, 2004 03:46 am (UTC)
kleenestar

A big post on school and classes is coming soon-ish. Can you wait until then? :)

Wed, Dec. 8th, 2004 04:21 am (UTC)
childofscandal

I'll drink to that! :)

Wed, Dec. 8th, 2004 04:31 am (UTC)
scarywhitegirl

Keep your eye on the mail... something is winging its way to you from Illinois... :)