Enabler or dictator? Does social media tell us how to behave, or help us make our own choices?

Joss Hands, in his book @ is for activism has examined various theories of technology, veering from technological determinism to social constructionism (Hoofd, 2012), and positions himself somewhere between the two.  He has said subsequently that technology (and the internet specifically) creates constraints, but also possibilities (Hands, 2015).  These constraints are partly the nature of... Continue Reading →

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