Writings Related to Digital Culture

Why is Mastodon Growing?

Mastodon is a decentralized Twitter alternative growing fast. What is driving its growth?

Context Collapse and Mastodon

Facebook assumes we have only one identity, but that’s never been true. Social media has to allow for multiple selves.

Surveillance Capitalism - A Case Study

Surveillance capitalism is the new default way of doing business on the internet. Even businesses that don’t need to collect data do so because it’s so easy.

Living with Algorithms

I spent last Friday at a seminar about algorithms. We discussed everything from health technology and citizenship in the digital era to the structure of neur...

The Future of Academic Networking

I just deleted my accounts on Academia.edu and ResearchGate. I think we are currently in a crucial time in choosing how academia shapes up in the future and ...

How to Change the World with Memes

I gave a talk at National Meeting of English Students about the political use of memes. In case you missed it, here is what I intended to say. It might not b...

Everything is a Computer

You probably didn’t notice that there was a fundamental shift in how technology operates in and integrates into our lives. It used to be that there were cust...