“What does the future hold for social media and bullshit?” asks professor Rasmus Kleis Nielsen (Univ. Oxford, UK) in a new communication published in the journal Social Media + Society (“An online, open-access, peer-reviewed scholarly journal deeply committed to advancing the understanding of social media and its impact on societies past, present and future.”) The professor offers the hypothesis that bullshit is particularly common when it comes to social media (though he also points out that “No-one has a monopoly on bullshit.”)
“One thing I think we can say (and this essay outlines my justifications for that claim) is that bullshit is here to stay and will continue to play an important role for how we understand social media, how they are used, and for what they mean. Therefore, we need to take bullshit seriously as an intellectual and analytical problem.”
See: ‘Social Media and Bullshit’, Social Media + Society, April-June 2015
Further reading: ‘Taurascatics’.