Now, what is a quantum of mass media content? The length of any piece of content gets shorter and shorter as the formats for delivering the content get cropped to satisfy the consumers’ ever-shrinking attention spans. But how small can… Read More ›
Future of news
The internet looks full of junk, but the news that people consume is in fact filtered very well. We visit certain websites, click certain links, and follow certain bloggers. In doing so, we convert our preferences into a virtual newspaper,… Read More ›
“Does a journalism education still matter?” asked Professor Joe Banks recently on J-Source. He clarified, “The question lingers because of the array of digital tools at the disposal of the general public”. Among the other “yes-answers”, he argued that editors… Read More ›
Lenin and billions of man-hours of free time. From passivity of TV consumption to activity of social media contribution
Television swallowed up millions of man-hours of free time by drawing people into a shared passive addiction. Prior to the age of TV, never before had such a large number of people done the same thing at the same time…. Read More ›
Myth about rubbish content on the Internet. How filters create a customized “The Daily Me” for everyone.
Sure, in terms of how information appears on the Internet, it could be compared with a rubbish dump. Everything gets in. But far from everything circulates and finds an end-user. In reality, nobody uses rubbish. There are no restrictions on… Read More ›