News, sex, and the fight between corporate control and human communication online

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Centralization, decentralization, hobbyism, and monetization have been in perpetual conflict over dominance on the internet for decades. Two domains stand in the center of this fight: news and sex. While sex was long a domain of hobbyist interaction, news was long a domain of centralized, corporate aggregation. Today, subversive use of existing monetized services blur the lines, like decentralized news content on YouTube channels as well as nude content on hub sites or Onlyfans, which retain decentralization at the expense of introducing monetization.

TitelPeople, Technology, and Social Organization : Interactionist Studies of Everyday Life
HerausgeberDirk vom Lehn, Will Gibson, Natalia Ruiz-Junco
Anzahl der Seiten17
VerlagTaylor and Francis Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781032230689
ISBN (elektronisch)9781000967074, 9781003277750
PublikationsstatusErschienen - 01.01.2023

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© 2024 selection and editorial matter, Dirk vom Lehn, Will Gibson and Natalia Ruiz-Junco; individual chapters, the contributors.