Hope Labor as, well, hope labor

While knee-deep in dissertation writing back in 2009, my colleague T.C. Corrigan and I were discussing the commonalities between our respective projects over drinks one night.  TC had interviewed amateur bloggers about their routine writing practices and I had interviewed consumer reviewers on the website Yelp about how they utilized the review space as a … Continue reading Hope Labor as, well, hope labor

There’s Got to Be a Review Democracy…

After years of research, the first of (hopefully) many forthcoming articles on the consumer evaluation website Yelp.com has been published by the International Journal of Communication. You can access the full-length version for free here:Kuehn, K. M. (2013). There's got to be a review democracy: Communicative capitalism, neoliberal citizenship and the politics of participation on … Continue reading There’s Got to Be a Review Democracy…

So much media, so little time. . .

I'm having a hard time committing to blogging here, so this WordPress has unfortunately turned into less of a blog and more of an interactive CV of sorts. But I'm OK with that, as long-form blogging seems to be an increasingly antiquated form of communication (yikes!).  Truthfully, I've got so many other classroom-related social media … Continue reading So much media, so little time. . .