The European Commission reported in 2011 that the largest amount of information on the Internet is produced in Social Networking Sites (European Commission, 2011). The frantic explosion of technological innovation makes users less able to keep up with changes that influence their ability to manage their online identity and makes protection of privacy one of the most crucial and controversial issues (King & Raja, 2012).
Α recent conversation with some colleagues about how the digital news outlets are ‘obliged’ (no, they are not) to use cut-and-paste or click-bait practices to generate more clicks for their websites (hence, more advertising) brought me in mind Lucy Kung’s book that I recently read.
Since October 2014, there has been a great deal of speculation about the ”tectonic shift” in the world Media&Publishing Scene and Facebook. Seven months later, the new partnership between the SNS Giant and the NY Times is here, creating media stir and raising questions worldwide about the future of media in the era of social media.