Meaningful Virtual Action: The Significance of a Repin

In my previous post on Digital Architecture and Online Behavior, I introduced a small case-study of the site Pinterest, and how its social norms and site-architecture have contributed to a new and extremely popular form of online engagement.  Specifically, I suggested that the "click through" feature of pins is a strong draw for both the … Continue reading Meaningful Virtual Action: The Significance of a Repin

Digital Architecture and Online Behavior: A Study in Pinterest

FOREWARD: The following is the first post in a series exploring the relationship between the digital world and civic/political activism and engagement. Much tangential material included. In trying to understand the recent explosion of the online social pinboard site "Pinterest", I would like to take a leaf from Lawrence Lessig's idea of the four modalities of … Continue reading Digital Architecture and Online Behavior: A Study in Pinterest