A Study of Pricescope

By Erika W.

Our ears are burning… 😉

“I hate your politics but I love your diamonds”:
PriceScope, Politics, and Participatory Culture – by Lana Swartz

“It may seem strange to consider a diamond lovers group when looking for locations at which to explore the intersections of civic engagement and participatory culture, but the community of PriceScope, a diamond consumer information messageboard, certainly fulfills Jenkins’ characteristics of participatory culture, and as such, has functioned as a site of civic engagement in at least three distinct ways– as a politically relevant new model of commerce, as a site of diverse political conversation, and as a charity.” – Lana Swartz

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