Title: Ethics of online communication Date: 21/11/2019 Template: slidy Status: draft Tags: resource

weeks 45, 46, 47 recap

week 45 — 2019_11_07

Dark Patterns

week 46 — 2019_11_14

Network structures

Matomo

OpenGraph protocol

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week 47 — 2019_11_21

a reintroduction to a key communication theory statement:

The medium is the message

from Wikipedia

“The medium is the message” is a phrase coined by Marshall McLuhan introduced in McLuhan’s book Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, published in 1964.[1] McLuhan proposes that a medium itself, not the content it carries, should be the focus of study. He said that a medium affects the society in which it plays a role not only by the content delivered over the medium, but also by the characteristics of the medium itself.

In today’s media environment:

Centralised social media platforms are being highly criticised.

The statement if you are not paying for it; you are the product has never rung truer since Christopher Wylie’s whistle-blowing.

The social media landscape is rapidly changing. As actors and intermediaries on these networks we need to understand what the ethical implications of our actions and presence on these networks mean.

Aral Balkan

a cyborg rights activist, designer, and founder of Small Technology Foundation.