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We want to let you know that the new issue of Flow: A Critical Forum
on Television and Media Culture is available at

This issue features columns from Melissa A. Click and Nina B.
Huntemann, Alicia Tan Min Qi, Nadia White, Michael Serazio, Louisa
Stein, Kristina Busse, Vanessa Au, Leigh H. Edwards, Tony Nadler, Liz
Ellcessor, and Anne Helen Petersen

This issue's columns in brief:

" Gender in the Media Studies Blogosphere"
by Melissa A. Click and Nina B. Huntemann
A look at the gendering of the media scholars? blogosphere.

"Shut Up and Sit Down: Singapore?s Social Movements through Twitter"
by Alicia Tan Min Qi
A look at Singapore?s social movements through Twitter.

"The Grace Case Project: An experiment in collaborative journalism
using social media tools" by Nadia White
How journalism and law students used new media to cover a landmark
criminal pollution trial and discovered along the way the advantages
and challenges of large group do-it-yourself journalism via social
networking media.

" Shooting for Fame: The (Anti-) Social Media of a YouTube Killer" by
Michael Serazio
A consideration of high school shooters and their use of video, the
internet and social media as anti-social media.

" It's Contagious: Twitter and the Palimpsest of Authorship" by Louisa
Stein (
An examinations on how twitter exemplifies the prismatic processes of
individual and collective authoring.

" Attention Economy, Layered Publics, and Research Ethics" by Kristina Busse
An examination of the disconnect between online users? awareness of
their information being both accessibility and often archived outside
of their control.

" Digg, Flickr, and the Colonizing of Bridging Texts" by Vanessa Au
An look at how social media web sites like these can in fact reignite
expressions of traditional or ?old fashioned? racism.

" Twitter: Democratizing the Media Versus Corporate Branding" by Leigh
H. Edwards
An look at the tensions between access and branding in social media.

" For Every Citizen-Journalist, a Flock of User-Editors: Digg and the
Social News Challenge to Professional Journalism" by Tony Nadler
A look at how social news sites challenge the professional authority
of journalists.

"People I Want to Know: Twitter, Celebrity and Social Connection" by
Liz Ellcessor
At what point does the broadcast potential of social networking sites
intersect with genuine social engagement?

"Everywhere Means Nowhere: Cell Phones and the Reconfiguration of
Space and Information" by Olivier Tchouaffe
How mobile telephony is defining itself, particularly in relationship
to space and news.

"'We're Making Our Own Paparazzi': Twitter and the Construction of
Star Authenticity" by Anne Helen Petersen
A look at how the ?disclosure? of ghost-twittering affects current
celebrity Twitterers.

We look forward to your visit and encourage your comments.

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Best wishes,

Flow Editorial Staff

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