Refresh

Once upon a time, ‘refresh’ meant the exact opposite of ‘give me more data.’

I have lost my voice (in a place where my voice wasn’t mine)

Have I lost my voice by removing myself from social media? And if so, does it matter? What is ‘my voice’ on social media, anyway? In thinking about the decision to leave, most streams of reasoning resolve to a simple question: what kind of intermediaries do I want mediating my knowledge, communication, and interaction with …

This ain’t the fringes

Social media went from this ‘thing’ that could ‘influence’ political campaigns to the frontline battlefield of geopolitics. And now we suddenly realize that the discourses of our democracies and republics are mediated and hosted by private corporations. Digital literacy is democratic literacy. The two are not distinct.