Why we need alternative social media before it is too late

Fuchs, Christian (2014) Why we need alternative social media before it is too late. Connect-World, Global-ICT, 2014 (18). pp. 29-30. ISSN 1743-0704

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Social media reflects the realities, complexities and problems of society. Prism and the continuous criticisms of Facebook and Google show that we need alternatives. There are only two alternative models under the top-100 most accessed websites in the world: the BBC’s news site (a public service medium) and Wikipedia (a civil society-encyclopaedia). We have a good understanding of how public service broadcasting and alternative community media look like in the offline world. There is however hardly any political and financial support for alternative online and social media projects that could help us find new ways for overcoming existing problems

Item Type: Article
Subjects: University of Westminster > Media, Arts and Design
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Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2015 10:06
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2015 10:04
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/15259

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