(Final Project) Annotated Bibliography

Adler, R. & Elmhorst, J.M. (2012). Communicating at work: Principles and practices for business and the professions (10th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.             Adler and Elmhorst share observations about gender communication, including differences in listening and language. This information was used to determine the implications of Pinterest on gender communication. Brooke, C. (2009). Lingua fracta: Toward […]

(Final Project) Conclusion

Although the website was intended to be a place for organization and storage, it has come to symbolize much more than that for women all over the world. Women use Pinterest as a creative outlet for their subdued femininity, pinning and re-pinning items that otherwise would have been dismissed. Pinterest has become a new role-playing […]

(Final Project) Pinterest, Feminism, and RPGs: Implications for Communication

Now that Pinterest, Feminism and RPGs have been addressed separately, it is time to discover how each of these three topics together impact communication. Men and women speak differently, use different methods of nonverbal communication, and even listen differently (Adler and Elmhorst 2010). In what ways could Pinterest potentially affect these standardized and stereotyped means […]

(Final Project) Definitions and Key Terms

Before diving into this topic, it is important to define several key terms that will be used frequently throughout the course of this analysis.  Pinterest (n): It’s the subject of this project, but what exactly is it? Pinterest, a new social media site, is a virtual pinboard that allows users to organize everything and anything […]

(Final Project) Pinterest: A Background

  As a boy, Ben Silbermann entertained a hobby shared by millions of people around the world: he collected things. Inspired by his passion, Silbermann hatched an innovative idea: Pinterest. Pinterest, he thought, could act like an online scrapbook – a place for people to search for and gather meaningful information. Some people prefer to […]

Mid-Year Symposium: December 10, 2012

The first presentation I viewed at the Mid-Year Symposium was called “Electronics and Time” by Jose Caraballo. Jose was kind enough to walk me through his study, which focused on discovering how much time students spend on their computers per week. Interestingly, I found I was the opposite of what he described as the norm. […]