Month: May 2012

The specter of uncertainty

What do Facebook’s less than stellar IPO and Bankia’s downgrade by S&P have in common?  If you’re uncertain, you’re right. Facebook’s IPO was marred by uncertainty.  In the days leading up to its public offering, the talk surrounding Facebook was quite optimistic.  Yet, somehow uncertainty crept in.  My guess is that it had something to do […]

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Why the Facebook IPO Matters

Today the worlds of technology and finance collide yet again in the first day of public trading of Facebook stock. Facebook is not the first online social networking site (Remember Myspace? Or for that matter TheSquare?). Nor is it the first overhyped IPO. What Facebook does teach us, though, is that even in a weakened […]

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Announcement: Two journal articles from Seth Lewis on the discursive work of journalism and participatory media

Seth Lewis has just published two new articles of interest to Culture Digitally readers. The first, still in iFirst online form, appears in Information, Communication & Society, in a coming special issue on tensions in digital media work. The article is titled The Tension Between Professional Control and Open Participation: Journalism and its Boundaries. (If you can’t access […]

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First look! Nick Couldry, Media, Society, World: Social Theory and Digital Media Practice

My new book, Media, Society, World: Social Theory and Digital Media Practice, will be published by Polity Press this month. It contains my best shot at making sense of various aspects of the transformations that digital media are generating, so I’ll be very interested to hear what Culture Digitally folks think. Here’s the abstract: Media are fundamental to our sense […]

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