Sead Dzigal - Social Media as Free Territory

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Presentation at the conference Freedom and privacy on the Internet (FPI), 2012, Skopje, Macedonia

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Sead Dzigal - Social Media as Free Territory

  1. 1. Social Media as Free Territory Sead Dzigal – Skopje, 22 May 2012
  2. 2. SOCIAL MEDIAFree Territory, New Media Mantra or Abstract Freedom?
  3. 3. On the surface SM are freeterritory, but the effects practicing of this freedom are mixed.
  4. 4. Unlimited networking with people Everybody is a medium Decentralized system of communication No Gatekeepers
  5. 5. What are the key variables in this process?
  6. 6. a) Medium is the MessageSM are becoming PR tools downgraded to singular level...
  7. 7. b) New Media still can not replace the role ofClassic Media vis-a-vis Public SphereNew Media predominantly function isextensions of Old Media...The Old Model of Media Gatekeeping is Gone...
  8. 8. c) “Benevolent” Institutional RegulationMacedonian Experiences...Protests vs TV trash talk shows(MoI, directorate for Protection of Personal Information...)
  9. 9. d) Political Interventionism and Censorship Jasmine Revolution Iran China Turkey
  10. 10. e) Regulation of InternetIt will establish the logistics of its control (IPaddresses, surveillance systems, cookies...). Themore the influence of SM grows the more theRegulation Cope will be stronger...
  11. 11. f) Virtuality EffectArmchair activism, Facebook ethics, etc...
  12. 12. SOCIAL MEDIABECOMING THE NEW ARENAOF THE OLD BATTLE FOR THETRUE FREEDOM OF MODERN MAN.

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