iOS app Android app

Social Media Revolution

Machine-Made News

Lewis Lapham | Posted 06.23.2012 | Media
Lewis Lapham

Absent the force of the human imagination and its powers of expression, our machines cannot accelerate the hope of political and social change, which stems from language that induces a change of heart.

"Who Controls Whom?": Gatekeepers vs. Gated

Nathan Gardels | Posted 04.25.2012 | Technology
Nathan Gardels

Without checks and balances cyber-powered direct democracy can undermine instead of bolster good governance.

#january25 One Year Later: Social Media & Politics 3.0

Rory O'Connor | Posted 03.26.2012 | Media
Rory O'Connor

One year ago, a revolution began in Egypt that still reverberates there. What, if anything, did it all have to do with the rise of social media?

20 Big Ideas for 2012, Part Two

Don Tapscott | Posted 03.11.2012 | Business
Don Tapscott

What will happen in 2012? In the spirit of the aphorism "The future is not something to be predicted, it's something to be achieved," let me suggest 20 transformations.

Occupy the Mainstream Media: Why the Movement's Next Target Should Be the Press

Richard Schiffman | Posted 02.05.2012 | Media
Richard Schiffman

OWS is about financial malfeasance and income inequity, to be sure, but it is also about the lack of equity in the marketplace of ideas. It is about taking back our voices from the media-cracy that has silenced and marginalized the 99 percent.

Predictable Surprises: 10 International Crises and Social Media Revolutions You Can Bet on Between Now and 2015

Philip N. Howard | Posted 01.20.2012 | World
Philip N. Howard

Between now and 2015, there will be some predictable crises in global politics. The most predictable political crises have become the moments in whic...

Why Lack of Social Consent Could Kill Facebook or Google

Richard Stacy | Posted 12.25.2011 | Technology
Richard Stacy

Social media is a bit like the Wild West. Everyone is trying to seize the territory before the wagon trains of civilized society and attendant rules of behavior roll into town.