Contex/nt of Real/Virtual Community Glossary 3
WEEK 2: CONTENT/CONTEXT
Context – the circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea, and in terms of which it can be fully understood; also, in semiotics, linguistics, sociology and anthropology, context refers to those objects or entities which surround a focal event, in these disciplines typically a communicative event, of some kind. Context is “a frame that surrounds the event and provides resources for its appropriate interpretation”.
Content – the things that are held or included in something; the material dealt with in a speech, literary work, etc. as distinct from its form or style; information made available by a website or other electronic medium
Context collapse – a concept used by those academics writing about the effects of social media. It refers to the infinite audiences possible online as opposed to the limited groups a person can normally interact within face-to-face circumstances. In a limited group, a person is constantly adjusting their tone and presentation of self to fit into the social context. In a situation of context collapse, this becomes impossible. In addition, behaviours and materials intended for a limited audience can suddenly clash with parts of the wider audience they actually receive. More about context collapse online: https://www.rewire.org/context-collapse-online/
Social media – websites and computer programs that allow people to communicate and share information on the internet using a computer or mobile phone
Media theory – media theory refers to the complex of social-political-philosophical principles which organize ideas about the relationship between media and society; also media studies
General public – ordinary people, especially all the people who are not members of a particular organization or who do not have any special type of knowledge: This is a matter of great concern to the general public.
Self-presentation – any behaviours intended to convey a particular image of, or particular information about, the self to other people. self-presentational motives explain why an individual’s behaviour often changes as soon as anyone else is thought to be present or watching. More on: https://dictionary.apa.org/self-presentation
Trivial – of little value or importance.
“huge fines were imposed for trivial offences”
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Algorithm – Mathematics. a set of rules for solving a problem in a finite number of steps, as the Euclidean algorithm for finding the greatest common divisor.
-Computers. an ordered set of instructions recursively applied to transform data input into processed data output, as a mathematical solution, descriptive statistics, internet search engine result, or predictive text suggestions.
Vlog – a blog that features mostly videos rather than text or images.
Vlogger – someone who makes vlogs (= short films that record your thoughts, ideas, or opinions on a subject) and posts them on the internet.
Audience – the (number of) people watching or listening to a particular television or radio programme, reading a particular book, or visiting a particular website
SNS – A social networking service (SNS) is an online vehicle for creating relationships with other people who share an interest, background, or real relationship. Social networking service users create a profile with personal information and photos and form connections with other profiles. https://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/social-networking-service-sns.asp
Diversity – the fact of many different types of things or people being included in something; a range of different things or people or the fact that there are many different ideas or opinions about something
Filter – a tool for creating special effects on an image: Instagram/Snapchat filters
Context Restoration – when people start backing away from broadcasting intimate details about themselves, it’s a sign that they’re looking to re-establish some boundaries in their social lives, to mend the walls that social media has broken http://www.roughtype.com/?p=6887