From Posting to Sharing

Facebook has three periods in my memory. The first one corresponds to the genuine posts of one’s own, whether texts or photos. The second was characterized by audiovisual productions of its users. The last one is representative of the immanent pattern of other social media such as Twitter and Tumblr. To the former corresponds a…

Democratic Divergent Diversion

I believe democracy has two fields: the political field and the ideological field. To the former they belong the actors, while structures belong to the latter. We can say that democratic arenas are constituted by one political spectre parallel to one ideological spectre, both transversely fractionated by three main tendencies: left, centre, right. All the mentioned before is true for any…

The Twilight Sun

Polarized pluralism, introduced by Giovani Sartori, alludes to a political spectre whose parties maintain a strong presence in the ideological extremes (left & right). Centralized-ideology parties (center-left & center-right) are forced toward the extremes in order to find coalitions. It’s a centrifugal dynamic system. According to theorists, this creates an unsustainable democracy with serious goverbability problems. Political…

Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Published Privacy

Rodrigo Borja defined publification as “the modern phenomenon of converting recently private affairs or those of exclusive people´s concern into public subjects”[1]. It consists on simply transforming private issues into public ones, being that this can influence complex societies’ organisation and governance. It seems that, in many cases, publification is a round process. Private matters turn into public, but in order…