MEST3: – New and Digital Media
Two articles that could be valuable for consideration of impact of NDM.
Firstly, Yondr argue about smartphones that: – “In some situations, they have become a distraction and a crutch – cutting people off from each other and their immediate surroundings.” Are there any theorists that this sounds like?
Can social media have such an impact that it changes election results?
This New Statesman article talks about ‘dark ads’ and their potential impact.
What are ‘dark ads’? What impact might they have? How difficult is it to regulate in terms of election spending? This links to Mr Ballantyne’s previous post.