Internet

An Introduction and Some Thoughts on Kolektiva and Alternative Video Platforms

For years video platforms have been dominated by Youtube, part of Google and an effective monopoly. This has created a number of problems and tensions which have only gotten worse with time. Time to consider some alternatives.

Social media spectacle: work and leisure

Dislike, Angry and Sad Facebook emojis

This may be an overly cynical view of social media but this is what my use of these platforms has led me to. It's not intended as any sort of final word on today's Internet and social media but will hopefully be the start of a conversation.

A social history of the Internet - humanaesfera

Article on the history of the Internet from its initial period in the 1990s, when content was uncontrollable to the private property system (enterprises and governments) until its real subsumption to capital and the state, that is happening today, through "social media", the depopulation of the World Wide Web, the emergence of smartphones, the gamification of commando, “collaborative economy”, the development of the Internet of things, blockchain, etc. The text analyses the contradictions and changes in social relations that the Internet has brought about since its inception.