Category Archives: History

post-verdad y noticias falsificadas

No suelo escribir posts de seguimiento a textos anteriores, pero a raíz de mi último post sobre las noticias falsificadas (#fake news) he recibido una serie de preguntas que me han motivado a escribir este segundo texto explicando algunas cosas, que no diciendo la última…

Nature´s Metropolis

A book by William Cronon William Cronon’s Nature’s Metropolis is a history of Chicago. A city that emerged in the northern Midwest against considerable odds; but nevertheless achieved in a very short period of time a position of dominance in trade, in particular for lumber…

The New Sit-ins are a Hashtag

The recent uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt have rekindled the discussion about the role of social networks, and triggered a speech by Secretary Clinton about Internet freedom. The speech emphasizes that it is the people who change regimes, but access to the Internet must be…

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The Memory of the Social Thing

Some ideas about how to go approach writing a history of the Online Social Network, the Virtual World (and MMORPGs)… The first step is to consider how Tom Standage has made a good case that the first instance of a social network, albeit not online or…