The Future of Social Media

Examining the predominance of the social media corporations and the tech giants. What alternative models are worth looking at?

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Examining the predominance of the social media corporations and the tech giants. What alternative models are worth looking at? 

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19 Sep. 2017 by Pete Lawrence

 

More than ever now, there is probably a very good case for an 'algorithm-free' social network (thanks for the phrase @Gregory Thompson)

13 Dec. 2018 by Pete Lawrence

A collection of articles and links about the ubiquitous social network corporations and their rapid rise to dominate the market, social networking solutions, impact on health and emotions.

I will add to this resource page as I find relevant material.

5 Apr. 2017 by Pete Lawrence

Martin Moore, director of the Centre for the Study of Media, Communication and Power at King’s College London, and author of Tech Giants and Civic Power, wrote an excellent article for The Observer last weekend, which raises important questions about challenging the powers of the tech superpowers and what we wa

23 Jan. 2019 by Pete Lawrence

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20 Mar. 2018 by Pete Lawrence

Hands up who could see this crisis for social media coming?

As Dmitri Leonov argued in Mashable "There’s a lot to be said for creating something of real value and charging money for it. If you’re not charging for your product, then your users are the product. By charging nothing for your service you’re actually anchoring that value in your customer’s mind, making it harder to raise the price later.” 

12 Jan. 2019 by Pete Lawrence

What if social media companies paid us?  Instead of mining our data and using our diligent posting as fodder for increasing their ad revenue by allegedly restricting the reach of algorithms from those who they can target to sign up to paid content.