This short slideshow has been sitting about on my machine for months. This morning, for no particular reason, I decided to wrap and post it.
It’s a reflection on some of the paradoxes of social media, seen from the perspective of the user experience. But instead of doing a normal description of social media, this time I explore the ways in which identity, presence, connections, relationships, communication, even time, get warped and distorted by mediation.
While it may read cynically, it’s not — and I’m not cynical about online experiences. That said, I do use the strategy of exaggeration to expose deeper truths within. Whether this is fair or not is for you to judge!