Because media are increasingly social, media users are more and more public. So – although some publics (like Justin Bieber's or Taylor Swift's) are bigger than others – we all have publics now, as social media researcher danah boyd pointed out in the middle of the past decade. I hope by now that parents, or at least the parents who read my blog, have heard that what media users want is not either … [Read more...] about Let’s avoid a ‘privacy panic’
That MySpace is "showing flickers of life," as the Los Angeles Times puts it, is quite an understatement, especially to music fans. Year-over-year traffic to MySpace Music "has increased 1,017%" since the music site launched last September, World Market Media reports, and it ranks third behind AOL Music and Yahoo Music and ahead of MTV Networks Music and Pandora.com. MySpace has big plans for its … [Read more...] about MySpace’s metamorphosis?