GET THE ZUCC

Earlier in November, two of tech’s most highest profiles were grilled (once again) by the US Congress. Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Jack Dorsey of Twitter faced questions from both Democrats and Republicans in an intense hearing (answered through Zoom). In the few weeks leading up to the hearing, Facebook announced that it would be takingContinue reading “GET THE ZUCC”

Trump and TikTok: Now What?

In early September, The Trump administration announced that it would be banning the Chinese-owned mobile apps TikTok and WeChat from US app stores. This was an escalated move in the US’ tech clash with China. The restrictions were scheduled to go into effect on TikTok within the first weeks of November unless the company couldContinue reading “Trump and TikTok: Now What?”

Twitter can be the Best and the Worst Place on the Internet

What I love about Twitter the most is just the sheer speed of how information and content is being shared and how fast you can follow a trend. Depending on who you follow of course, the content you get is catered to you in various ways (that’s just how algorithms work). Sadly, with every positive side of things, there are always a few negatives. Weirdly enough, because information and content is shared so quickly, Twitter to me is a good mix of being both the best and the worst place on the internet and here’s a short rant on why I think so.

Pudar Realita dalam Gejolak Kapitalisasi Media Sosial

Media sosial, suatu istilah yang tidak lagi asing di telinga pada era modern ini. Media sosial telah berkembang menjadi sesuatu yang tidak terpisahkan dari kehidupan masyarakat modern. Segala kegiatan manusia sekarang sudah terhubung dan saling terpengaruh dengan dunia maya. Hobi, aktivitas, rutinitas, interaksi, bekerja, transaksi, hingga mencari informasi hampir selalu dapat dilakukan melalui media sosial. Batas realita dan dunia maya masyarakat saat ini telah terbiaskan oleh pesona media sosial sebagai medium penyambung komunikasi antar manusia yang terasa efektif tanpa terlalu perlu mengkhawatirkan kondisi “waktu” dan “jarak”. Mungkin pesan ini coba disampaikan oleh Jose van Dijck pada pengantar bab pertamanya dalam The Culture of Connectivity: A Critical History of Social Media (2013). Judul bagian pertama dari buku ini adalah “Engineering Sociality in a Culture of Connectivity”, sebagai inisiasi pembahasan mengenai kultural historis dari kemunculan media sosial.