Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Troops, Trolls and Troublemakers: A Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation

Cyber troops are government, military or political party teams committed to manipulating public opinion over social media. In this working paper, we report on specific organizations created, often with public … Continue reading

Sunday, 23 July 2017 · Leave a comment

How the World Changed Social Media

First book in the “Why We Post” book series that investigates the findings of anthropologists who each spent 15 months living in communities across the world. This book offers a … Continue reading

Monday, 29 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Why social media won’t transform our politics

…to transform the political world more fundamentally will require some old-world structures and institutions like clear lines of accountability, effective governing structures, nuanced political judgement, and legitimate leadership. Sustainable transformation … Continue reading

Sunday, 7 September 2014 · Leave a comment

Citizen 2.0: Social media and government innovation

In recent years, many businesses have integrated tools such as Facebook and Twitter in their marketing efforts to reach customers more directly. In a government context, such tools can be … Continue reading

Wednesday, 5 February 2014 · Leave a comment