Overview. You read the opening and closing chapters of the book and then read two chapters assigned below. You comment on the opening and closing chapters on Flipgrid and compose a summary of two chapters and post to your blog. 

We’re Reading: Holiday, Ryan (2012). Trust Me, I’m Lying. New York: Pearson.

WE ALL READ THE OPENING AND CLOSING CHAPTERS:

BOOK I:  I Blogs Make the News, II How to Turn Nothing into Something. III The Blog Con

BOOK I: XXII The 21st Century Degradation Ceremony. XXIII Welcome to Unreality. XXIV How to Read a Blog, Conclusion: So Where to From Here 

INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS ARE ASSIGNED TWO CHAPTERS (from BOOK I & II)

BOOK I

TACTIC #1: BLOGGERS ARE POOR; HELP PAY THEIR BILLS. Readers: Shannon Ahern, Matt Berard, Dre Berry

TACTIC #2: TELL THEM WHAT THEY WANT TO HEAR. Readers: Jerrell Coleman, Alyssa Cuozzo, Stephanie Cuozzo

TACTIC #3: GIVE THEM WHAT SPREADS, NOT WHAT’S GOOD: Readers: Nicole Delaney, Shannen Dufffy, Nikita Duke

TACTIC # 4: HELP THEM TRICK THEIR READERS. Readers: Taylor Giaccone, Madelyn Hanna, Kalyn Haver

TACTIC #5: SELL THEM SOMETHING THEY CAN SELL. Readers: Leighton Landroche, Jessica Letitzia, Hassan Martin

TACTIC #6: MAKE IT ALL ABOUT THE HEADLINE. Readers: Meara Melidossian, Kevin Neller, Jeremy Octeau

TACTIC #7: KILL ‘EM WITH PAGEVIEW KINDNESS. Readers: Erin Reagan, Stan Robinson, Dina Saleh

TACTIC #8: USE THE TECHNOLOGY AGAINST ITSELF. Readers: Amanda Schofield, Tina Shanahan, Bailey Stewart

TACTIC #9: JUST MAKE STUFF UP. Readers: Chiara Thompson, Luiza Tolkuci, Francesca Vallaro, Toro Vecchio

BOOK II

XIII Irin Carmon, The Daily Show and Me. Readers: Tori Vecchio, Shannen Duffy, Nikita Duke

XIV There are Others: Manipulator Hall of Fame: Readers: Francesca Vallaro, Jerrell Coleman

XV Cute But Evil. Readers: Chiara Thompson, Luiza Tolkuci,

XVI The Link Economy. Readers: Amanda Schofield, Tina Shanahan, Bailey Stewart

XVII Extortion Via the Web. Readers: Erin Reagan, Stan Robinson, Dina Saleh

XVIII The Iterative Hustle. Readers: Jessia Litizia, Hassan Martin, Meara Melidossian, Kevin Neller, Jeremy Octeau

XIX The Myth of Corrections. Readers: Stephanie Cuozzo, Taylor Giaccone, Madelyn Hanna, Kalyn Haver, Leighton Landroche

XX Cheering On Our Own Deception: Readers: Alyssa Cuozzo, Nicole Delaney,

XXI The Dark Side of Snark. Readers: Shannen Ahern, Matt Berard, Dre Berry,