Category Archives: economics

Teaching social media 1: production


A critical media education approach: using the concept of production (a.k.a. institutions or industry) to teach about social media.

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Media and the sharing economy

The so-called ‘sharing economy’ seems to be based on feel-good ideas about reciprocity and trust. Yet for companies like Uber, Airbnb – and for social media companies like Facebook and YouTube – it has become a new business model, which is massively profitable.

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