In both their monolithic entirety and their fragmented minutiae, social media are hard to comprehend. Their sheer mobility, variety and density make them difficult to grasp. After leaving Twitter I've been thinking about whether it is possible to understand social media from the…
Like canned laughter, simulated football crowd noise is an attempt to provide an imagined atmosphere for the consumer. But does it really just end up d…
Dave Beer
On the politics of Whatsapp, storytelling, ideas and the future of journalism
Dave Beer
Amongst the detail, the recent Online Nation report reveals the direction in which social media seem to be heading. The visual is becoming increasingly…
Dave Beer
How can we comprehend the vast changes that we now face? Some thoughts on theoretical limits and the new social constellations.
Dave Beer
It shouldn't be a surprise that in a surveillance culture, defined by the many ways we are being watched, surveillance itself becomes a preoccupation a…
Dave Beer
I decided to leave Twitter. It was a cumulative thing. Since I joined, I've had an ambivalent relationship with the platform. I was never quite sure. S…
Dave Beer
On chronic illness and invisible disability
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