Trust Me I’m Lying

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,