David Beer is a Reader in Sociology at the University of York, UK. His new book Metric Power is published in August 2016. The paperback of Popular Culture and New Media: The Politics of Circulation is now out.
Social media has changed. After 10 years of popular use, the information in our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter profiles is no longer just about the current moment or instant connections. Instead of simply broadcasting our thoughts and actions as they happen, social media platforms have become a biographical archive of our lives, storing our photos and […] Read more