Platform Society Video

The early days of the internet – when we were still imagining what the future information society might look like – have given way to the new reality of social platforms, as online digital platforms have risen to dominate social interaction on the internet. Whereas web 1.0 was a world of divergence, plurality, experimentation and exploration, the story of web 2.0 since the beginning of the last decade has been one of convergence, concentration, and commercialization as platforms have taken over an ever greater share of the running of the web and are becoming ever more central to the operation of our economy and society in what some have called the “platform revolution”. Today these platforms permeate all aspects of our public and private lives; in virtually every area these platforms are important means to information and connectivity.

2019-05-25T22:21:01+00:00

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