Evolve your writing from the page to the screen. Publish polished pieces for social media and the web. Explore emerging changes in the language and structure of the written realm of the digital domain. Get critical about credibility and assess authority.
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Writing is a technology. Yet there is little discussion of writing on the web. From Facebook updates, to tweeting, blogging, comment culture, online journalism, and the truncation of language via texting, writing remains dominant in digitisation.
This subject offers you a practically oriented, conceptually-based approach by which you can become more effective in written publishing via digital and social media. It considers how writing can accommodate the re-structured reading that comes from scrolling down, rather than turning a page, together with the non-linear flow that results from hyperlinking. In this subject, students engage in practical online writing tasks, while also gaining a clear understanding of how writing has evolved through digital forms of publishing. Key ideas relating to relevance, credibility, authority and utility in writing for digital and social media are also discussed.
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