Naming Your Kid Facebook

Ok. Good intentions aside, I think my son would be horrified if he had been named after "Facebook," "YouTube," or some other social media site, regardless of the reasons:

Egyptian father names his daughter “Facebook” after revolution

Most of those unusual hippy names babies were given in the late 60's-early 70's sound oh so much better. 

Kairos is searching for Assistant Editors for Topoi, Praxis, and Interviews

Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy (, a peer-reviewed online journal in digital writing studies, has position openings for Assistant Editors for the following sections:

  • Topoi
  • Praxis
  • Interviews


Digital Rhetoricians Episode 3 - The Database and The Essay

At long last, here is the third episode of Digital Rhetoricians. This time we're focused on Johndan Johnson-Eilola's "The Database and the Essay," a great essay in the Writing New Media edited collection. We also offer a news segment at the beginning. You can download the podcast here or on iTunes.

Schoolboy Daze

Nightingale's Playground image

New on The Hyperliterature Exchange and Furtherfield for February 2011 - a review of Andy Campbell's four-part digital mystery-story, "Nightingale's Playground", which appeared online last year.


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