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Comment on Micro-ethnography of a MOOC about muckraking by Daniel Jackson-Yang

Clear, concise and focussed. Good work. Again it makes me rethink about my own sprawling approach to the Nethnography. Although too late now.

One thing I thought of whilst reading this was the commercial ramifications of self-identification. By self-identifying we open ourselves up to targeted marketing. As mentioned on page 39 of the Kozinets reading (http://ift.tt/2mFdK3R). This bears out on your MOOC with the course leaders taking the opportunity to target the journalists with reminders about paying for certification certificates (page 15 of your PDF).

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Comment on Ethnography chat with Dan by Daniel Jackson-Yang

Well, a couple of things here.

I find the wording of the title interesting. I don’t think I would ever use twitter to chat. It’s far to restrictive in word count terms. I would probably say “exchange”.

The amount of detail I go into in my Netography reflects what is going on in my offline life. I have a fairly undemanding job, no kids and a wife that I suspect is a workaholic (as most budding academics are). Consequently I think I have more time to write than other EDC students. Your own posts are succinct and thoughtful (I read the recent ones on openess and anonymity in nethnography). They seem to conclude nicely whereas mine kind of tail off a bit. I don’t really draft much and with no word count just tend to ramble until I feel I’ve had enough. Another reason why I have written a lot.

I also suspect that other people have been skyping or using student hangouts more. I tend to write more on my own.

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