social media

E40: Online radicalisation and memes w/ Joshua Citarella

12 Rules for WHAT sit down with Joshua Citarella to discuss his research into online radicalisation, the far right's own personal hamster wheels, and the question of the final meme of all.

Swinging Pendulum: A Discussion on Corporate Social Media, Deplatforming and the Liberal Security State

A discussion on the silencing of far right platforms and accounts, how similar moves have silenced the anti-authoritarian left, and the importance of building our own platforms and infrastructure. This interview with representatives from It's Going Down and Crimethinc was originally broadcast by the Final Straw Radio, and is available as a PDF for both reading and printing.

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.

Thoughts on Mark Fisher and the “slow cancellation of the future”

Mark Fisher's Ghosts of My Past shows the world through Fisher’s eyes, a beautifully depressing elegy for cultural progress and passion in a world dominated by cheap stimulation and the marketplace

Announcing @latinlibnews: keeping you up to speed on Latin America in 140 characters

Announcing a new Twitter account that will provide irregular and brief updates on social movements and news of interest to libertarian communists in Latin America.