inside the information society
There’s been a lot of talk lately about politics and social media. Some have seen Facebook, Twitter and the like as champions of empowerment; others, more recently, as vehicles for hate. I’d suggest they’re both and more.
We’ve seen the impact that new interfaces have over the years in ICTs. Apple’s graphical user interface and its Microsoft successor, Windows, for example. The World Wide Web. Smartphones and tablets. Today’s digital businesses are hoping that the ‘digital assistant’ is the smart new interface.
What's the future for ICTs and Internet? You’ll find different perspectives and priorities in different places.