The Future of Social Media

Examining the predominance of the social media corporations and the tech giants. What alternative models are worth looking at?

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Created on 12 Jan 2019

Examining the predominance of the social media corporations and the tech giants. What alternative models are worth looking at? 

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19 Sep. 2017 by Pete Lawrence

 

More than ever now, there is probably a very good case for an 'algorithm-free' social network (thanks for the phrase @Gregory Thompson)

23 Feb. 2019 by Mat Dakin

Never before have we had so much information at our finger tips. The power to communicate globally is instant. We have tools to make our personal and professional lives more connected, more enriched, providing the ability to work and navigate anywhere, control things in our homes, and importantly facilitate the democratisation of free speech across the globe.

13 Dec. 2018 by Pete Lawrence

A collection of articles and links about the ubiquitous social network corporations and their rapid rise to dominate the market, social networking solutions, impact on health and emotions.

I will add to this resource page as I find relevant material.

5 Apr. 2017 by Pete Lawrence

Martin Moore, director of the Centre for the Study of Media, Communication and Power at King’s College London, and author of Tech Giants and Civic Power, wrote an excellent article for The Observer last weekend, which raises important questions about challenging the powers of the tech superpowers and what we wa

8 Mar. 2019 by Mat Dakin

Last Saturday, the 2nd March 2019, I deleted my Facebook account. I created a new one the very same day, but for a brief few hours I felt a sense of freedom and independence that I hadn't felt for years. It was as if shackles had been removed and my body could stretch and start to heal itself. I had let go a weight that had been holding me down. It felt great. Why was that?

23 Jan. 2019 by Pete Lawrence

First, some context: