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September 25th, 2014

NOTE: That little Find-it image link is broken for the moment. In the meantime, use this link:  Find It @ OSU Libraries


The OSU-Cascades Library shares physical resources with COCC’s Barber Library and online resources with OSU Corvallis.

See Barber Library’s hours.

Library Open Q&A Hours:

Cascades Hall lobby, Mondays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Barber Library, office 216,  Tuesdays 8:00 am – 10:00 am

… or set up an appointment that fits your schedule by contacting Sara, the OSU-Cascades Librarian:

  • email sara.thompson@osucascades.edu
  • call or text  541-357-8277


BA 353 / LS 499 – Social Media

October 8th, 2014

 Social Media Communities

Social Media contribution scales

Social Media contribution scales

Image from ZDNet

The image above describes a common way of looking at online communities – the content contribution pyramid. This model was made popular in 2006 by Bradley Horowitz and Jakob Nielsen.  We’ll be looking at the similarities and differences of these two approaches in class, then discussing their relevancy for our own lives.


Why use Social Media?

Seth Godin on using social media: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0h0LlCu8Ks


Communities or Cloisters?

Watch: “Beware online filter bubbles” by Eli Pariser on TED.com



Choose two videos from these playlists:  Our Digital Lives or Media with Meaning

  • Both videos can be from the same playlist or you can mix and match (no, sorry, can’t choose the filter bubbles video).
  • At least one of your videos should to be over 10 minutes long.

Write a 1-page reflection paper about -

  • a) how the two videos you chose agree with or contradict each other, and
  • b) your response to the videos.

Be sure to include the titles and speakers of the two videos you chose at the top of your paper.

Submit your papers to this Google Drive folder BA 353 Social Media

Tip: you’ll need to be logged in with your ONID, easiest to do here: OSU Google App

Papers are due by Monday, October 28th, 8:00 am.