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Convergence Culture by Henry Jenkins
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Jul 30, 07

bookshelves: librarystuff, funreading, social-stuff, technology, nonfiction
Recommended for: librarians, writers, people interested in pop culture and/or copyright
Read in March, 2007

It covers a lot of pop culture stuff, which keeps it a fun read, but the concepts he uses them to illustrate are really fascinating- How does writing fan fiction connect writers from different backgrounds and encourage a communal approach to editing and fair use copyright laws? How do fan forums devoted to figuring out a TV show build group-based knowledge instead of individual-based knowledge? How should companies try to control or feed off of the interest people have in their content? How will the internet change the world? etc. etc.
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