Critique, Social Media and the Information Society by Christian Fuchs,Marisol Sandoval

By Christian Fuchs,Marisol Sandoval

In instances of worldwide capitalist hindrance we're witnessing a go back of critique within the kind of a surging curiosity in serious theories (such because the severe political economic climate of Karl Marx) and social rebellions as a response to the commodification and instrumentalization of every thing. On one hand, there are overdrawn claims that social media (Twitter, fb, YouTube, and so on) have prompted uproars in international locations like Tunisia and Egypt. however, the query arises as to what genuine position social media play in modern capitalism, challenge, rebellions, the strengthening of the commons, and the aptitude production of participatory democracy. The commodification of every thing has resulted additionally in a commodification of the verbal exchange commons, together with net conversation that's this day mostly advertisement in personality.

This ebook bargains with the questions of what sort of society and how much web are fascinating, how capitalism, energy constructions and social media are hooked up, how political struggles are attached to social media, what present advancements of the web and society let us know approximately strength futures, how another web can appear like, and the way a participatory, commons-based net and a co-operative, participatory, sustainable info society might be achieved.

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