What is the social media digital divide for consumers and business?
When blurring the line between technology and the self, Kerim Friedman asserts that while you might be narcissistic, your telephone is not.
The knowledge gap between those not knowing anything about social media and those purporting to be in the know is not as wide as it’s perceived. Why are we letting people get away with paying hundreds of pounds for poorly structured, patronising and corny seminars?
Our society has a bad habit of rewarding those who talk longer and louder over those who actually take action. How can we avoid the “smart-talk” trap in an age of Twitter and blogging?
Zeynep Tufekci takes on Bill Keller of the New York Times and responds to his provocative piece lamenting that new technologies are eroding essential human characteristics.
In a media world run by digital technologies and an active public, do we still need journalists?
Obama-as-president has thus far been a Web 1.0 leader instead of embracing the Web 2.0 ethic of users collaboratively and socially creating content.
Is email outdated? It’s a little more complicated than that, although it appears its better days are in the past.
What do we do now that we’ve realised that many big events can’t be covered adequately by professional journalists? The answer: curating content from social media and citizen journalism.
Veteran protester and activist Tim Hardy, now one of the leaders of the UK Uncut movement, takes OWNI through today’s protest, the tools used by activist and their online relationship status with the police.
Taking a hint from Al-Jazeera, the U.S. State Department is trying to inject more social media in its communication. This isn’t easy in a media culture still fixed on television.
Social networking sites are not only a place where people affirm identity and seek community – These sites are also venues where racism regularly appears.
Digital and physical realities are conceptualised as separate aspects of our on- and off-line selves. Nathan Jurgenson argues this distinction is becoming increasingly irrelevant.
A new generation of would-be Irish politicians are using their tech-savvy to produce impressive online campaigns including the sort of slick promo videos that were, until recently, the preserve of big parties with big budgets.
An organization aimed at shattering the law of silence within the Muslim community concerning violence perpetrated against women – Neither whores nor submissives – has struggled with and ultimately failed at the challenge of online activism.
The revolution in Egypt follows a series of similar political revolutions in society, careers, technology – and yes, journalism, which are reforging the way the world works.
It is time to abandon this fantasy, and to realize that although the internet’s original architecture encouraged openness, it is becoming increasingly privatized and centralized.
On Jan. 8, 2011, Jared Lee Loughner allegedly shot Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and 19 others resulting in 6 fatalities. This event has drawn attention to a number of new and important roles social media has come to play in our society, including how information is gathered, changed political rhetoric, and how these sites handle the profiles [...]
In the wake of the largely publicized student demonstrations of November and December against the tuition fee increases, progressives in the United Kingdom are now striving to organize themselves not only on the streets but also online.
The stigmatization of digital dirt may be eroding, but eroding for whom?
It is true that actions in the “shallow end” rarely bring about the desired change, but ignoring these actions and the people who take reflects a misunderstanding of their value.
The term “cyberbullying” is frequently used to describe hurtful behaviors occurring via communication technologies. But why distinguish “cyber” bullying from other forms of bullying?
The Pew Internet & American Life Project has just released new figures on the use of what they are calling “location based” or “geosocial” services