Chapter 8 Web exercises

Exercise 1

Watch the following YouTube video to see Jeff Howe talking about crowdsourcing:

Now think about crowdsourcing that you may have come across. Where do you think it works best and why?


Exercise 2

Read this article, which discusses the various issues associated with objective versus subjective measures of social class. Think about the issues it raises in terms of your understanding of social class, and in particular Bourdieu’s work on forms of capital.


Exercise 3

A recent article in Singapore’s Straits Times illustrates the class divides that exist in the country. Identify the factors in the class divide and consider how similar or different it is in your country.