Tag Archives: Social media

Social Media: Vast Wasteland 2.0

The golden era has ended…yet again. Media and movements (often entwined) arise and thrive in this so-called gilded time. We marvel at new capabilities, new ideas, new diversions. But then the luster dulls. It is happening to social media–and by … Continue reading

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Zapruder Nation

Originally published in November 2013 for the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination. Reposted now to coincide with the release of previously withheld files on the assassination. It is the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination. The resultant reverence, pain … Continue reading

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ISIS and the Media War

The Brookings Institute has published “The ISIS Twitter census: Defining and describing the population of ISIS supporters on Twitter.”  Key findings include: At least 46,000 Twitter accounts were used by ISIS supporters Typical ISIS supporters were located within the organization’s … Continue reading

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