Companies are increasingly interested in selling technologies that will create ‘smart homes’. But what are the implications for children and their parents?
What is the role of media literacy in the age of digital capitalism? How can media education be combined with media reform? A kind of manifesto.
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.
What do we need to know about the commercial dimensions of internet use, and particularly of its most basic function, search? How does Google – far and away the market leader – manage to make so much money from what seems to be such a basic, straightforward service?