Facebook, public sphere, algorithms, digital culture

Diggit's Facebook Experiment

File
The Editors
22/03/2018

In a highly debated Facebook post Mark Zuckerberg introduced upcoming changes to the Facebook algorithms. He wants to fix Facebook: no more fake news, no more engagement and click bait. Quality news and interactions, that should be the characteristics of the new Facebook. In the next week, and especially on 1 March, Diggit Magazine will look into the effects of these algorithmic changes for media, acitivits and the public sphere in general. 

Is Big Data making the world better?

Paper
Daria Kholod
02/03/2018
7 minutes to read

Big Data will affect our relationships, leisure time activities, career choices and shopping habits. 

Satre on Facebook The public intellectual filter bubble

The public intellectual trapped in a Facebook bubble

Article
Noura Yacoubi
01/11/2018
5 minutes to read

Facebook's new algorithm give users a better experience, but actually creating an even more restricted bubble. The 'public' in 'public intellectual' could bette be changed to 'bubble'. 

 

This Brazilian newspaper decided to stop posting on Facebook

Column
Gabriela de la Vega
01/11/2018
4 minutes to read

Folha de Sao Paulo decides to stop posting on Facebook after the guideline change in order to stop the proliferation of fake news, but is this decision really what is best for the country's fragile democratic situation?

The impact of Facebook on the public sphere (salon d'holbach)

Facebook and the end of the public sphere

Article
Ico Maly
27/09/2018
13 minutes to read

Zuckerberg’s New Year resolutions to 'fix Facebook'  are bad news for anyone who cares about the diversity in the field of media and democracy in general.