Essay: B class average
Every few years, people have a different relationship with new media...
New Media: Social Media
P53. Middle of page. Empowering nature of being digital... identifying cyberspace...
4: Decentralizing, globalizing... kinda religious enthusiasm of what it can do
P54. 2nd line, Gore:
neo luddite view of tech...? the excess hype is too much
from text: time and space, body and object, human and machine?
Old and traditional media however is still... (new tech transforms things)
Blogging - like everyone's own columns by putting old media tradition to new media, first form of
social media, very rare before, then popular, but now starting to decline because too much info
now e.g. twitter is fast and short still everyone can get their opinion out there
Trying to turn something into something bigger than it is, not quite in the right form, until Twitter,
tumblr came along...
Old media: one to many, at most, get back some letters
Network: comes from a more physical meaning of ropes or wires going back and forth, creating
physical ties? To others?
Not always obvious of the potential of new media? E.g. telegraph and telephone.
Telegraph: one to one, changing people's lives individually. Wasn't mass media at all, it's mass
media potential was recognized. But some