Facebook & Evil Media Studies

Symantec in association with Facebook released an interesting document of scams and spams on Facebook. New methods of phishing, clickjacking and share-baiting emerge constantly. What interests me theoretically is, what do these actions of mischief tell us about the user experience of Facebook on a level that exceeds the good and the bad. Is not the whole environment created for clickjacking and share-baiting? Likes, recommendations, comments are technologies of affection and contagion – the two central elements of using Facebook. Hence I recommend that the report should be read together with “Towards Evil Media Studies” by Matthew Fuller and Andrew Goffey.

Symantec & Facebook report: Scams and Spams to Avoid on Facebook (PDF)

 

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