We’re hypnotised by the social media giants. We’ve convinced ourselves they’re impossible to deal with. They’re not.

The more frantic we become about the wickedness and power of the platforms, the more we confirm that power. The more action we demand of police and legislators, the more we confirm their exceptional status, their transcendence. The standard position now —in the mainstream anyway?—?is that the social media platforms ‘wield too much power’, that… Continue reading We’re hypnotised by the social media giants. We’ve convinced ourselves they’re impossible to deal with. They’re not.

Tweetdeck – cyberspace dashboard

The Tweetdeck crew, led by doughty leader Iain Dodsworth, came to BBC Audio & Music yesterday to grill us about our use of the app and to fill us in on their plans. Fascinating as you’d expect. One interesting observation: Tweetdeck’s not for beginners, not for light or ‘ordinary’ users. It’s for ‘power users’ so… Continue reading Tweetdeck – cyberspace dashboard