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Talkbacks in the age of Facebook: Public Sphere 2.0?

I must admit I place far too much importance on anonymous comments in news websites than they should get. Comments  left by visitors on news websites, to my opinion, do not represent thoughts of a majority although on many occasions they are considered as such.  I believe that comments and the discussions they sometimes create escalate the political, social and cultural discourse not necessarily in a positi ...

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The propaganda of social networks

"What!?! you're not on facebook ?!?"  Why is that question so surprising? Whenever I encounter someone who doesn't have a profile on facebook I find myself wondering why. It seems to be such a trivial question these days. Where did it come from?  What attracts and keeps people connected to the social network? What is the motivation of people refusing to join?  The impact of social networks on everything fro ...

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