The new Unlike Us Reader „Social Media Monopolies and Their Alternatives“ brings a fresh and critical view upon the „social“ of media. A good read in the vast field of publications about social media that mainly focus on self-promotion, marketing and business trends. Frome the announcement: „How can we understand the social media we use everyday, or consciously choose not to use? We know very well that monopolies control social media, but what are the alternatives? While Facebook continues to increase its user population and combines loose privacy restrictions with control over data, many researchers, programmers, and activists turn towards designing a decentralized future. Through understanding the big networks from within, be it by philosophy or art, new perspectives emerge.“ Check out the trailer here.
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