The social screen

Image: just an act of florid self-expression… Musing on Instagram, Adrian Chan has a great insight about the nature of “the social screen”: The image, as an act of expression, inherits from the medium. The social screen has three modes: mirror, surface, and window. In its mirror mode, we see our image. In its surface…… Continue reading The social screen

Social media = shared media

It isn’t social unless it’s shared. I came across the phrase “for anything to be social, it must be shared” on JP Rangaswami’s blog today, which is a lovely meandering, insightful post and worth a read for its own sake. That’s quite a useful way of thinking of the alchemical moment when content is transmuted into social…… Continue reading Social media = shared media

Telling stories

In the middle of explaining some social media stuff recently, I was pulled up short and given a useful dressing down. “You’re using too many words,” they said, or something to that effect. “What you mean is that just like people had to learn how to use Powerpoint ten years ago, if they wanted to…… Continue reading Telling stories

Telling stories

In the middle of explaining some social media stuff recently, I was pulled up short and given a useful dressing down. “You’re using too many words,” they said, or something to that effect. “What you mean is that just like people had to learn how to use Powerpoint ten years ago, if they wanted to…… Continue reading Telling stories

Telling stories

In the middle of explaining some social media stuff recently, I was pulled up short and given a useful dressing down. “You’re using too many words,” they said, or something to that effect. “What you mean is that just like people had to learn how to use Powerpoint ten years ago, if they wanted to…… Continue reading Telling stories