In the modern media landscape, “sharing" has become an omnipresent feature of digital communication. Everyday information is shared in images, messages, posts, even the content of our online shopping cart. The dawning of this new era of communication has brought many new questions. What kind of communication is sharing? Is digital sharing different from offline sharing? What kind of communities are created through sharing?
Wolfgang Stützl, a Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Media Art and Studies, has edited a special issue of Information, Communication & Society that is dedicated to understanding digital sharing. Resulting from a collaboration with Nicholas A. John (Hebrew University, Jerusalem), 2016’s fourth issue of ICS, brings together papers presented at the 2014 pre conference on sharing, and marks an important step in the understanding of this pervasive feature of digital communication.
To learn more about the special issue, please visit the journal webpage: Here