Monthly Archives: November 2008

What is Social Media? A not so critical review of concepts and definitions

In 1952 Alfred Kroeber and Clyde Kluckhohn published their seminal work “Culture: A Critical Review of Concepts and Definitions”. They provided a systematic overview of 164 definitions of this anthropological key concept. I did not find as much definitions of social media and furthermore the differences between definitions social media are far smaller than the […]

Obama and the global web

Global web? Sounds like redundancy, but in fact many phenomena on the world wide web aren’t so global at all. Although non-western languages are of rising importance online, English still is the most spoken language on the web. And so it should be clear that Barack Obama’s election is mostly an American or perhaps Western […]