By Christian Fuchs
In instances of world capitalist trouble we're witnessing a go back of critique within the type of a surging curiosity in severe theories (such because the severe political financial system of Karl Marx) and social rebellions as a response to the commodification and instrumentalization of every thing. On one hand, there are overdrawn claims that social media (Twitter, fb, YouTube, and so on) have brought on uproars in international locations like Tunisia and Egypt. nonetheless, the query arises as to what genuine function social media play in modern capitalism, predicament, rebellions, the strengthening of the commons, and the capability construction of participatory democracy. The commodification of every little thing has resulted additionally in a commodification of the verbal exchange commons, together with web verbal exchange that's this present day mostly advertisement in character.
This booklet bargains with the questions of what sort of society and what sort of net are fascinating, how capitalism, energy buildings and social media are attached, how political struggles are hooked up to social media, what present advancements of the net and society let us know approximately power futures, how an alternate web can appear like, and the way a participatory, commons-based net and a co-operative, participatory, sustainable info society may be completed.