Charlie Smith, editor of The Georgia Straight, explored the ideas and insights in Tell Everyone in a lengthy interview with author Alfred Hermida.
The article for The Georgia Straight discussed the fears that come with new communication technologies, the compulsion to share and how social media is shaping politics.
One of the lessons of the book is that people have a compulsion to share information—and social media enables them to do it to an extent that has never before been possible. This has helped spawn grassroots political movements, such as the Arab Spring, that helped toppled dictators in the Middle East.
Read the full feature at The Georgia Straight.