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The Case Against Twitter’s Decision to Ban Political Advertising

After the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Twitter's decision to ban political advertising plays to people's fear of data-mining and their distrust of politicians.
Media and Power — The Tycoons of Mass Reach and the Silent Miners

Media and Power — The Tycoons of Mass Reach and the Silent Miners

Power has shifted to "Tycoons of Mass Reach" alongside "Silent Miners", multinational corporations mining for data and tweaking algorithms.
How the EU Copyright Directive will Backfire

How the EU Copyright Directive will Backfire

The EU has passed the controversial Copyright Directive, but it will not be a lucrative deal for European sites with copyrighted material.
The Selfie Generation Must Grow Up — Exploring Different Levels of Social Media Maturity

The Selfie Generation Must Grow Up — Exploring Different Levels of Social Media...

Will the selfie generation figure out what it means to be grownups in social media? Or will we remain infantilised kidults?
A green forest seen through a pair of brown glasses.

The Media Curse of the Bell Curve — How Real News Become Fake News...

The Bell Curve of media interest leads to imbalance. Due to hyper-realistic media, we might already be suffering from "normality blindness".
The Case of Cambridge Analytica and the Techlash of Big Data

The Case of Cambridge Analytica and the Techlash of Big Data

In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the era of the techlash against social networks and the internet has begun.

Deepfake Videos are Coming — Fake News, Fake Porn, Fake Everything

Now, just about anyone can be in almost anything — and there's no clear solution or any serious consequences.
Socialising Ourselves to Death — A Post-Postman Analysis of Social Media

Socialising Ourselves to Death — A Post-Postman Analysis of Social Media

Is social media the future of communication — or is it a breeding ground for hate groups, fake news, and click-baits?
The Social Media Fakers

The Social Media Fakers

People desperately seeking attention and validation through social media are at risk of becoming a sub-class of "social media fakers".
Social Didn’t Kill Culture

Social Didn’t Kill Culture

The "Mad Men" of traditional media are down for the count, but instead of being humble, they aim to rewrite history.
Media Logic is Dead, Long Live Media Logic

Media Logic is Dead, Long Live Media Logic

While mass media pushes its media logic onto the population, the networked agenda-setting process is being dictated by algorithms based on user behaviours.
Jerry Silfwer is an awarded freelance consultant specialising in digital strategy and public relations. Based in Stockholm, Sweden.
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