Jon Lisi is an MA Candidate in Cinema Studies at New York University. His research explores Hollywood cinema and the American film industry. Currently, he is interested in the impact social media has had on filmmaking and industry practices. He also investigates social media’s broader influence on various cultures and societies in this globalized digital age. In addition to his monthly column here at PopMatters, he has written for the International Journal of Communication and the-artifice.com. You can follow him on Twitter @jon_lisi.
Sunday, November 3 2013
Tinder’s popularity is proof that people are turning to social media technologies to increase their chances of finding a mate... or at least a friend for the night.
Monday, September 16 2013
With each tweet, photo upload, and "twerk" video, Miley Cyrus artfully crafts her star image, always maintaining our interest in how she presents herself.
Sunday, August 25 2013
For the first time in cinema history, Hollywood has enabled social media users to contribute to the artistic properties of films, thereby earning them co-authorship… of sorts.