Author Archives: Chris Benner

Kony 2012–Simple dangerous messages

The Kony 2012 viral video has become something of a icon of the power of social media, in both its most powerful and dangerous ways. While I’ve followed the various debates only from a distance, I thought I’d just post … Continue reading

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Local Cyber Day Labor Sites?

One of the great things about being a professor is that my students are constantly introducing me to new trends in technology and work.  The latest innovation (well, not so new now–founded in 2008) introduced to me by a student … Continue reading

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Labor Talks in Detroit Go Social Media

There is a really interesting article in today’s New York Times about the UAW’s use of social media during their contract negotiations with the auto companies. The gist of the article is that the new tools are enabling the union … Continue reading

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