Junk Media

A recent criticism of social media is that it is too slow in removing objectionable content. New social media like Vine and Tik Tok are getting even faster. Another movement however wants to slow down the process. Welcome to Slow Social.

Graphic: http://www.economist.com

Slow social is the media equivalent of slow food. A step back to consider and analyse what the news really is. Not unrelated to “Slowbalisation,” this blog’s creation is part of that movement.

The opposite of slow food is junk food. So perhaps we should refer to social media as junk media.