(Un-)Freedom in the Age of Social Media

Based on Mahatma Gandhi, who when asked what he thinks about Western civilisation answered “I think it would be a good idea”, we can today say: Social media would be a good idea if it were truly free and public. Social media is possible, but for the time being remains a Blochian not-yet.

Inauguration Lecture: Social Media and the Public Sphere

Christian Fuchs: Social Media and the Public Sphere Inauguration lecture February, 19, 2014. 18:00-21:00 University of Westminster. London W1B 2HW 309 Regent Street The Old Cinema Register here Social media has become a key term in Media and Communication Studies and public discourse for characterising platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Wikipedia, LinkedIn, WordPress, Blogspot, [...]