The British investigative journalist Jon Ronson has started a short documentary series about how the internet is being used in various ways to manipulate the layman (“layperson”?). (That is it in very, very basic terms).

While he doesn’t mention any theory or theories (his first video, anyway, bares no hint of sociological or anthropological idea’s of how society, (none-internet) media, and programmers already help define how we use the internet), his investigations are always illuminating and very interesting. He will, I have little doubt, add some good pieces on the subject of how the internet is being used both from above and below.

Esc & Ctrl: Jon Ronson’s stories about people trying to control the internet

 

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