Social media: from rags to riches

Continuing the discussion about social media, as well as its implications and consequences for the society, I came to think that it is important to discuss a particular case regarding the issue of digital media. Indeed, theoretical perspective and discussions concerning the use of social media cannot be complete without some representative example of social…

CRABster: From Paper to Screen

It’s been more than a month since CRABster team (@jmasvoulas , @zigenculten and @giuliapunktv ) started actively working on the mobile application. And now we finally can say that the beta-version of our application is ready to be presented! Interestingly, as we wrote before, our original idea and core concept have not changed for the last month,…

Sharing is caring! [?]

My previous blogposts defining social media, discussing design patterns of SNS and the role of social media with regard to online activism allowed readers to take a look at social media from my point of view. Today I would like to focus on the ethnography of the online world. In particular, I would like to analyze…

Activism: from off to on

Although the Internet as a concept was created over 30 years ago, it’s been only two decades since we saw a true rise of this technology. The proliferation of the network, as well as its integration in the world economics, trade, culture and even politics are undeniable nowadays. The rise of the Internet provided the world…

What is so “social” in social media?

The exponential growth of the Internet over the last two decades as well as the development of so-called Web 2.0 gave birth to an interesting phenomenon of Social Media. In this this blog I will elaborate on this concept, give definitions and try to understand what social media actually is. To begin with, I believe…