Tag: Twitter

A tale of two books

Since the earliest days of the Web, there has been an obvious ‘digital transformation’ which is about cutting out the middlepeople. Until the mid 1990s, for example, many people booked holidays via a travel agent, which seemed normal and fine. […] 

Social media, ordinary media, “monetization” and business models

Are social media really ‘media’ in the way ordinary media – like newspapers – are? There’s loads of ways to get confused about this, and like any debate between people, not all of the arguments are completely rational. So, for example, “ordinary […] 

Using Twitter in university learning

In recent months I’ve been using Twitter as part of teaching-and-learning in the University of Westminster courses that I am involved in – and found it to be really useful, stimulating and rewarding. I’m not the first to do it, […] 

Social media optimism vs pessimism

Early in 2007, hundreds of years ago, I wrote a short article called ‘Media Studies 2.0′, and published it on my Theory.org.uk website. It sort of stirred up some controversies – which had sort of been the intention. In 2011 I […]