Exponential growth in Internet use has seen the rapid expansion of social media, such as Twitter, for health promotion. In view of the popularity of Twitter, we sought to explore how seizures are being portrayed on this social networking website and to consider its potential for information dissemination.
February 25, at 1: February 25, at 2: February 26, at 9: I remember reading Johann Hari in The Independent as a teenager, and thinking that he communicated in an elite manner, and had opinions that seemed to belong to a group that was far removed my life, or people I knew and I was relatively privileged, I suppose.
When he supported the Iraq war I felt the influence of his opinions on me, though I ultimately resisted them. I do think that there should be more empirical analysis, such as the recent Sutton Trust data, which does appear to support his theory. However where I do differ is the thought that the waters are stagnant.
If a functioning alternative media organisation came along that was capable of the type of journalism that so many of us crave, but also seems lacking in so many places, that would be worth books worth of media criticism, as its very existence would have made the point.
I also think the same could be said for the arts, which is far less spoken about, but ultimately exists within similar structures. Anyone who could devise a method of funding the arts which did not rely only on patronage from large institutions, or the market, would have fundamentally transformed society.
Thanks for the article, stimulating as ever, and I await the finished piece.
February 26, at 2: If the corporate media is now full of people who have read and understood Chomsky although they may not agree with himthen… Something Douglas Rushkoff noted in one of his early books applies here, I think: The influences in the other direction are basically overlooked, or dismissed.
They may be more subtle and indirect, but they exist and to me they seem important. Populism can be a force for good, but, sometimes… Another thing that comes out of the broad Chomskyan view is not taking the rightwing press seriously.
This ignores everything we know about how frames get internalised. A lot of people on my timeline seem to think the optimum response to this situation is to have another go at Owen Jones for not being more like Noam! Excellent point on the parallels with the arts, btw. February 27, at 3: The influence is certainly two way, even if the corporate influence is much greater.
Also social media, and the internet more generally require these theories to be updated. I also agree with the parallels between left and right rhetoric. As you mentioned earlier, like many a historical figure the subtlety and originality of their thinking is lost on acolytes who dogmatically regurgitate what they interpret to have been the original creed.
Regarding the right wing tabloid press.For example, when a social media posting is itself news, try to contact the source to confirm the origin of the information and attain a better understanding of its meaning. We must try to be as sophisticated in our use of social media as our audience and users are.
Epilepsy in the Twitter era: A need to re-tweet the way we think about seizures.
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