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Network Awareness. Co-Operation. Crap Detection (Critical Consumption) Participation. Everyone Secretly Hates Their Cell Phone. Here’s Why: — Digital Marketing: Social Media, Online, Internet Business, SEO. Origins: I was born in the 90’s (92 to be exact.)

Everyone Secretly Hates Their Cell Phone. Here’s Why: — Digital Marketing: Social Media, Online, Internet Business, SEO

As a child of the 90’s I’ve witnessed hundreds, if not thousands of technological innovations, and I’m amazed at how far we’ve come in such a short amount of time.I remember my first encounter with a real, live cell phone. (My dad had just taken the position of senior pastor of a church and one of the perks of his new position as Senior Pastor was that it included a Nokia 5110 ; the first one I’d ever held in my hand.) I was blown away.

This thing had a digital display and multiple ringtone options! Why I Actually Hate Cell Phones: Smartphones are awesome. My heart goes out to my generation. I believe the reason is because no one is themselves anymore; no one is real. One of the things I see people struggle with today is loneliness. The Problem: Nowadays when we use our phones and social media to socialize, often times it’s really only our filtered, surfacey selves that we’re allowing other people to see. The Solution: Power in the Age of Social Media. Key Series: Critical Theory of Information, Communication, Media, Culture and Technology Publisher’s note: This article was extracted from Heathwood Journal of Critical Theory (Vol. 1, Issue 1).

Power in the Age of Social Media

By Christian Fuchs Abstract There are a lot of claims about social and other media’s power today. Some say that we have experienced Twitter and Facebook revolutions. 1. 2011 was the year in which various Occupy movements emerged in North America, Greece, Spain, the United Kingdom and other countries. “As much as I wish that occupy would keep away from a media such as Facebook it got the advantage that it can reach out to lots of people that […] [are] otherwise hard to reach out to” (#20)“All of these social media […] Facebook, Twitter etc. helps spread the word but I think the biggest achievement is Livestream: those of us who watch or participate in change can inform other streamers of actions, police or protest moving from one place […] to another. 2. 2.1.

We are everywhere - Alex Grech. Co-Learning. Howard Rheingold: "I never call the people who sign up for the courses I offer online "students.


" We are all "co-learners. " The terminology both acknowledges and inspires the kind of collaborative learning that turns a reading group into something much more exciting. In both formal, face-to-face, educational institutions and experimental online groups, I work from the first moments to persuade people that it's possible for all of us to learn together as a community in a more deeply satisfying and useful way than if students take responsibility only for their own learning. It doesn't take much persuasion - when everybody pitches in at the start, enthusiasm spontaneously combusts. Banksy’s refugee piece shows us how to protest – and grieve. To see interesting art you don’t have to go to a gallery, you just have to walk the streets.

Banksy’s refugee piece shows us how to protest – and grieve

One of the most reproduced images of the past couple of weeks is a mural, commissioned in Brixton, of David Bowie, by the Australian street artist Jimmy C (James Cochran) which now acts as an unofficial shrine. There are critics who exist simply to say that if something is popular it is by implication bad. Those people like their art defined, refined and confined. All else is vulgar. Along with Cochran, Banksy has also raised the street art bar with his new interactive piece opposite the French embassy. Street art reminds us both of what we have to fight for, and what we have lost – I love street artist Stewy’s Tony Wilson stencils all over Manchester. The difference between street art and graffiti is one of aesthetics. But hell I miss the New York subway of the 1980s, ablaze with colour. The Unfair Truth About How Creative People Really Succeed. The other week, I was invited to a dinner hosted by a friend.

The Unfair Truth About How Creative People Really Succeed

Those attending included people I’ve admired for years. Halfway through the dinner, I silently asked myself, “How did I get here?” For years, I heard people talk about their influential friendships and subsequent success, and I would seethe with envy. It seemed unfair. The Top 10 Sharing Economy Predictions for 2016, by the Experts. Image: Meridian 180 The sharing movement is evolving quickly and in many directions.

The Top 10 Sharing Economy Predictions for 2016, by the Experts

The growth of platform and worker co-ops, increased awareness of the commons, the evolution of coworking, an explosion of tech-enabled sharing services, and more are opening up promising if not challenging frontiers. What will 2016 bring? We asked 10 experts to offer their predictions in their sharing-related areas of expertise. 1. Since shared transport of all kinds is the future in urban environments, I know we will definitely see more of it, in all its incarnations, in 2016. Something new that I'm hoping we see is a shared rides in shared autonomous vehicle pilot before 2016 is out. 2.

In 2016, the discourse of the commons is going to gain greater currency in mainstream politics and culture because it provides a shared general framework for critiquing neoliberal capitalism and loosely uniting people to develop a shared vision of a post-growth, ecologically responsible society. 3. 4.