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Archive for December, 2010

Zuckerberg’s law of information sharing

What does it really mean to "share information" in the 2010s? In 2008 Facebook innovator Mark Zuckerberg made the prediction that: “I would expect that next year, people will share twice as much information as they share this year, and next year, they will be sharing twice as much as they did the year before. That means that people are using [...]

New page with suggested reading

Today we have published  a new page with suggested reading about social media and the internet. The list is divided in Social media : a turn for the better and Social media: a turn for the worse. Please feel free to comment and recommend  your personal favorites.

As minds go by

"The author is dead", argued French poststructuralist Jacques Derrida in the 1960s. As with many philosophical and sociological ideas, this one makes more sense with the coming of cyberspace. Derrida argued that each text was dependent on other texts, in turn building on earlier writings and so on. As a consequence, the seemingly original ideas of [...]

As time goes by

It is probably not possible to find two analysis of the digital challenges of today so different than the books "Total Recall" (by Gordon Bell and Jim Gemmell, 2009) and "Delete: the virtue of forgetting in the digital age" (by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, 2009). The book "Total Recall" supplies us with an utopian vision of the world where we never [...]