Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

The medium is the message

Oct 22, 2017

This is about right. "The web started as a text-based medium but has flipped into a new form of broadcast television... Social networks, though, have since colonized the web for television's values." Not only that. Contrary to connections and organization, it is the mass that is valued in Facebook and Twitter. Harold Jarche writes, "In this 'knowledge economy' we all need to become even better at managing our knowledge and not wallow in a post-truth media surround. Mary Hamilton gives some good advice on how to deal with the new media world, after six years at The Guardian, listing 13 lessons learnt." He lists the lessons, and they make sense to me.

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