Tag Archives: web 2.0

Can someone pause the counting for a second please? @ Paraflows 7, Vienna

Keynote @ Paraflows 7, Vienna, 2012 The social media world is a competitive world. Friends’ scores, likes’ ratings and comments’ counts are some of the most common features in a social network profile. Numbers matter. Not only because they offer a certain sense of self affirmation to the user but also because they define what […]

Data Bodies Networked Portraits (2011)

Critical reflections on today’s interconnected self Fundacion Telefonica, Lima, Peru As part of the MMcLuhan100 program July 7 – August 28, 2011 We have been living in a networked world for 15 years now. Interconnected sets of nodes, as sociologist Manuel Castells described networks, seem to have progressively become the context of our everyday life, […]

When friendship gets gamified

published in Springerin 4/11 (Seppukoo by Les Liens Invisibles) “Finally,” a friend commented with relief while we were looking at Google+ last July, “it was so annoying having one thousand Facebook friends, all mixed up with no differentiation. Now you can divide them into groups and the information will be filtered accordingly. Very practical…”. Maybe, […]

Esse, Nosse, Posse: Common Wealth for Common People (2010)

The network society and especially the internet culture of the last twenty years has changed our mode of working, communicating and living. The numerous and continuously evolving digital networks of people, institutions, movements and organisatations have been based on the new possibilities of technology  but have also given birth to new forms of economy and […]

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Tag ties & affective spies (2009)

a critical approach on the social media of our times The social web, commonly known as web 2.0, resembles an intermixture of promises and contradictions that refer directly to its main components, those of sociality and participation. In the new public spaces of the contemporary info-sphere such as the YouTube, the Facebook or the flickr, […]