The blurring of social roles and the consensus illusion
Consensus among online communities may all too often prove fragile if not illusory. But, writes Kathrin Passig, as long as Internet users can adapt to groups over which unity concerning but a select few issues reigns, there is no need to lose faith in social media. [English version added] [ more ]
Unsere Medien, unsere Täter [Our media, our perpetrators]
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