A new system in China is apparently “game-ifying” citizenship, giving you scores for social media participation and judging you over friendships. According to Extra Credits, an outstanding video game discussion and education forum, this takes Orwellian thought control to a bizarre and potentially horrifying new level.
Media history resources
¶ The Media History Project was launched in Sept. 2011 as an online research site with especially good magazine and film archives.
¶ Chronicling America is a massive database of US publications organized by the Library of Congress. A great place to find and read the originals.
¶ Newspaper heroes on the air -- an excellent site organized by Bob Stepno that helps put the cultural impact of journalism into context.
¶ Domitor is an international organization devoted to cinema before 1915.
¶ American Journalism Historians Association is one of the groups working in media history.
¶ Center for Civil War photography puts rare visual treasures on display.
¶ The Story of Information a blog about how information changes daily life.
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