"Paul Levinson's It's Real Life is a page-turning exploration into that multiverse known as rock and roll. But it is much more than a marvelous adventure narrated by a master storyteller...it is also an exquisite meditation on the very nature of alternate history." -- Jack Dann, The Fiction Writer's Guide to Alternate History

Saturday, May 10, 2008

New New Media

=What's Newer than New New Media=

new review of New New Media, 2nd edition: "Paul Levinson's book is a much-needed work, both for its incisive, user-friendly overview of new new media and for its optimism about the positive potential of these technologies for society and democratic action." - Barna Donovan, Explorations in Media Ecology, February 2018 

1st published October 2015; updated November 2017

June 23, 2016: "Periscope Sticks It To House GOP on Gun-Control Sit-In" blog post by me

October 24, 2015: 2 and 1/2 minutes about Uber
Which new social media are gaining traction after Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instragram and Pinterest ? posted by Paul Levinson, PhD on Vidoyen.

October 23, 2015: "McLuhan in An Age of Social Media" -
in effect, a new chapter in Digital McLuhan (1999)

October 16, 2015: "Edward Snowden at Bard College" blog post by me

September 2, 2015: "The Eye in the Sky in the Hand: How Cameras in Smartphones Are Finally Beginning to Bring Police to Justice," abstract of talk I'll be giving at  Digital Culture Symposium at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia on December 3, 2015

December 8, 2014:  Arabic edition of New New Media
published Dar Al-Fajr, Cairo, Egypt

November 12, 2014: "Why I'm Against Net Neutrality" blog post; podcast

October 27, 2014: "Photography Flips into Snapchat" blog post by me

October 26, 2014: The Selfie and Marshall McLuhan podcast by me

September 7, 2014: talking about Celebrity Photo Hacking, on Arise TV

August 7, 2014: "The Medium of the Book: Fifty Years after Understanding Media" abstract of Keynote Address to be given by me September 25, 2014 at Baylor University Symposium marking the 50th anniversary of the publication of Marshall McLuhan's Understanding Media. 

April 30, 2014: "Tetrad on Eyeglasses Flipping into Google Glass" blog post by me

April 6, 2014: "Tetrad on the Selfie" blog post by me

March 30, 2014: Arabic translation of New New Media, 2nd edition, sent to press; to be published worldwide by Dar Al-Fajr Publishing, Cairo, Egypt;  watch for announcement

April 21, 2013: "Evaluating Traditional and Social Media in Boston Bombing Reporting" blog post by me

January 2, 2013: "Obama vs. Romney as Social vs. Mass Media" article by me in Centro Argentino de Estudios Internacionales

Summer 2012: "Everyone Is A Diplomat in the Digital Age" article by me in Public Diplomacy Magazine

September 14, 2012: interview for NPR's Marketplace about Occupy Wall Street in popular culture ... transcript

September 10, 2012:  New New Media at Fordham University's Westchester, NY campus


August 31, 2012: extensive quotes from me and mention of New New Media in Reuters article: "Eastwood, empty chair hijack Republican media coverage"

August 30, 2012: Interview about NNM2e in Fordham Notes

August 9, 2012: 2nd edition in stock on Amazon and everywhere!

talking about New New Media, 2nd edition, on radio an television (all times Eastern):
  • July 9, 2012, Joy Cardin Show, 9am-10am,  Wisconsin Public Radio (NPR)
  • July 15, 2012, Bob Mann, "Let's Consider the Source," 7:30pm-8pm, XM Public Radio Channel 133 and Sirius Channel 196
  • July 17, 2012, Steve Adubato, "One on One,"12:30am,  WNET-TV (PBS)

May 10, 2012: cover of 2nd edition - first look:

March 1, 2012: revised, 2nd edition now in publisher's (Pearson's) hands!  New edition is substantially different from the first, with new chapters, new chapter order, and lots of new topics (see below).  There will be time for additional updates until the book goes to press - some time in late May.   After the book is published, if any one sees any errors, please put them in a comment to this post, and I'll list them  - with credit - in a new Errata section on this page.

February 23, 2012: revised, 2nd edition of New New Media off to publisher (Pearson) in the next few days.  Here is some of what's brand new in this edition: Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, Foursquare, Klout, novel-in-tweets, WikiLeaks, Anonymous, SOPA, KONY 2012, The Tea Party, The Arab Spring, The Indignatos, Occupy Wall Street, Revolution of the White Snow, US 2012 Presidential Election ... more details, including Table of Contents

February 14-15, 2012: 1st mentions of New New Media 2e (second edition) in the media ...  in Politico, "Fox 'course correction' rankles some," Keach Hagey, February 14, 2012  ... in Mediaite,  "Some Conservatives Are Upset Over Fox News’ Alleged Move To The Left," Nando Di Fino, February 15, 2012

December 21, 2011: contract received for 2nd, revised edition of New New Media ... will have new big chapter on Occupy Wall Street, the Arab Spring, and the Resurgence of Direct Democracy (the last words I wrote for the 1st edition in June 2009 were about the use of social media in the Green Revolution in Iran) ... expansion of election chapter to include new new media analysis of the American election of 2012 ...  a new chapter on FourSquare and the digital/real world mix ... expansion of hardware section to include iPads and Kindles ...  rearranged table of contents with Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube much higher up, focus on new Facebook Timeline, and addition of Google+ ... and much more ... publication date: July 15 2012

February 20, 2011:  New New Media in 4th printing ...

Stay up to date with my analysis of new new media developments since the publication of New New Media on September 3, 2009. My new blog series, published on different blogs, and recorded on different podcasts: What's Newer than New New Media:

1. September 24, 2009: Amazon, Big Brother, and the Kindle

2. October 6, 2009: FTC Wrong to Regulate Deceitful Bloggers

3. October 18, 2009: Taliban on YouTube: A New Entry in the Dark Side of New New Media

4. November 15, 2009: Academe and the Decline of News Media, The Chronicle Review (Chronicle of Higher Education), 18 academics including me briefly discuss; I see no decline

5. November 30, 2009: Weep Not for Newspapers ... a 15-minute podcast on why I think the decline of newspapers may be the best thing for journalism and democracy

6. January 13, 2010: Three Cheers to Google for Standing Up to China  ... a powerful move towards a world in which new new media are truly everywhere

7. January 14, 2010: How Can Google Docs Help You as a Writer? ... a 10-minute podcast

8. January 15, 2010: New New Media to the Rescue in Haiti

9. February 10, 2010: Initial Thoughts about Google Buzz

10.  February 27, 2010: New New Media and Religion ... a 10-minute podcast  ... and March 2, 2010: blog commentary on this subject at The New Landscape of the Religion Blogosphere

11.  April 6, 2010: Pleased with Federal Court Smackdown of FCC's Attempt to Compel Net Neutrality

12.  May 12, 2010: Betty White as Old Media/New New Media Symbiosis

13.  June 1, 2010: Criminal Minds and the Dark Side of New New Media (a tv review)

14.  September 9, 2010: Michelle Anderson interviews me on Read Write Web about the current impact of new new media Twitterdipity and Paul Levinson

15.  October 14, 2010:  The Meaning of Michael Ausiello Leaving Entertainment Weekly 

16.  October 29, 2010:  Robert Scoble interviews Tristan Harris about Apture, and uses Michelle Anderson interview with me on Read Write Web (see #14 above) as main example.   YouTube video of Scoble-Harris interview:  Apture and Scribd opens up document content with a new wave of semantic technology

17. November 2010: Polish edition of New New Media published -
Nowe nowe media

18.  January 28, 2011:  Gibbs, Egypt, Internet Freedom, and the US   (a tv review)

19.  February 11, 2011:  The First Internet Revolution  ... and see also March 5, 2011 update of essay in Daily Blogma

20.  February 23, 2011:   Lecture at St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY: "North Africa Shows the Medium is Still the Message: McLuhan at 100"

21.  February 28, 2011:  "The Long Story about the Short Medium: Twitter as a Communication Medium in Historical, Present, and Future Context" published in Journal of Communication Research, Seoul, Korea ... 6000+ word essay written January 11, 2011, read the online version here

22. April 19, 2011: Jose Antonio Vargas and I on Dylan Ratigan Show (MSNBC), talking about Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and politics ...

23. April 20, 2011: Chinese edition of New New Media published -

24. May 24, 2011: I'm interviewed by the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB Lab) right before my Keynote Address in Barcelona - see video

25. May 24, 2011: A clip from my Keynote Address at McLuhan Galaxy conference, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB Lab), in Barcelona: "YouTube Looks at You"

26.  July 6, 2011:  First Presidential Twitter Press Conference a review and critique

27.  August 11, 2011:  In Defense of Flashmobs and Blackberrys

28.  August 18, 2011:  Did YouTube Kill Performance Art? Engaging All Five Senses  commentary by me in The New York Times, Room for Debate

29. October 16, 2011:  Occupy Wall Street, Direct Democracy, and Social Media: A Thumbnail History of Media and Politics Since Ancient Athens by thumbnail, I mean 7 short paragraphs

30.  October 19, 2011, 7pm screening in Angelika Theater (NYC) of Connected movie by Tiffany Shlain, followed by talk by me about movie & Occupy Wall Street direct democracy (see my review of Connected)

31. October 22, 2011, panel about Occupy Wall Street on Good Day Street Talk, Fox-NY-5 television, taped October 20, in which I discuss the impact of Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube and on the reemergence of direct democracy

32.  January 17, 2012: Is Wikipedia Wrong To Go Dark For SOPA Protest? brief article by me in Mediaite ... short answer: yes, Wikipedia should have found a way to oppose SOPA (which I also strongly opposed) that did not disadvantage people (like students) who rely on Wikipedia as a resource.

33. February 19, 2012: Rick Santorum's Wikipedia Page Is Locked ... been a wild year, so far, for Wikipedia

34. March 9, 2012: In Defense of KONY 2012 ... set new record of growth for viral video

35. March 20, 2012:  New York Times Tightens Digital Paywall brief article by me in Mediaite

36. April, 2012: Korean edition of New New Media published -

37.  Summer 2012: Everyone Is a Diplomat in the Digital Age essay by me in Public Diplomacy Magazine

36. September 27, 2012:  Romney's 47% Video and the Power of New New Media

September 3, 2009: New New Media published by Penguin/Pearson, Allyn & Bacon, in the U.S and Canada ... "international edition" also shipped ... October 10, 2009: Kindle edition published

In the Media: New New Media =in the newspapers= August 19, 2009 Baltimore City Paper article "A Million Conversations" by Joab Jackson ... August 25, 2009 The New York Times article "Love That Tweets" by Lisa Bernhard ... November 2, 2009 Atlanta Journal-Constitution article "Race puts Atlanta election on national media's radar" by Kristi E. Swartz ... November 10, 2009 Duke Chronicle article "New media, new athletes" by Andy Moore ... December 7, 2009 Yahoo News: Decade in Review article "You power: The decade’s new media revolution" by Laura E. Davis ... December 20, 2009 Christian Science Monitor article "Show Me the Money" (not available online) by Gloria Goodale, cited by Cynthia Kurtz in "Show Me the Village" post in Story Colored Glasses blog ... January 8, 2010  Christian Science Monitor article "Curtains for prime time's 'Jay Leno Show'?" by Gloria Goodale and Daniel B. Wood ... January 9, 2010 Philadelphia Inquirer article "Leno was in a bind" by Jonathan Storm ... January 10, 2010 Christian Science Monitor article "NBC pulls plug on Jay Leno show's prime time experiment" by Gloria Goodale and Daniel B. Wood ... January 12, 2010 CNN.com article "Same-sex marriage and the YouTube debate" by Doug Gross ... January 12, 2010 Christian Science Monitor article "Conan O'Brien rebuffs Leno move, throws NBC late night into chaos" by Gloria Goodale and Daniel B. Wood ... January 20, 2010  Federal Computer Week article "Social media swings tight Massachusetts Senate race" by Doug Beizer ... February 5, 2010 Federal Computer Week article "Agencies on track to meet open gov deadline" by Doug Beizer ... April 2, 2010 The Globe and Mail (Toronto) article "Media players set to climb atop iPad's platform" by Susan Krashinsky ... May 15, 2010 Christian Science Monitor article "Is Greyson Chance's serendipitous YouTube rise a ruse?" by Gloria Goodale ... May 17, 2010 Los Angeles Times article "YouTube turns 5, can't wait to grow up" by Alex Pham .... June 2, 2010 (Polish) Gazeta article "YouTube robi różnicę" by Zbigniew Basara ... June 8, 2010 Christian Science Monitor article "Unsure how to vote in California primary election, many turn to Twitter" by Gloria Goodale ... June 9, 2010 Christian Science Monitor article "BP buys 'oil spill,' related Internet search terms to manage message" by Gloria Goodale  ...  June 25, 2010 Minneapolis Star-Tribune article "Internet drives music biz’s tween angels" by Jon Bream ... June 30, 2010 Christian Science Monitor article "With show's end, what Larry King leaves behind" by Gloria Goodale  ... July 8, 2010 Christian Science Monitor article "Emmy nods" by Gloria Goodale  ... July 14, 2010 Christian Science Monitor article "Is FCC 'running wild' with its big fines for 'fleeting expletives'?" by Gloria Goodale ... August 4, 2010 Politics Daily article "Lady Gaga: The Left's Answer to Sarah Palin?" by Suzi Parker ... August 19, 2010 Christian Science Monitor article "Google TV: Why Hollywood isn't running scared" by Gloria Goodale ... September 1, 2010 Christian Science Monitor article "The Blaze: Why did Glenn Beck really want to start a website?" by Gloria Goodale ... September 7, 2010 Christian Science Monitor article "'Restoring Truthiness': Could spoof of Glenn Beck rally happen?" by Gloria Goodale ... September 14, 2010 Reuters article "Celebrities discover the downside of Twitter" by Zorianna Kit ... September 17, 2010 Politico.com article "GOP's struggles play out on Fox" by Keach Hagey ... September 27, 2010 Politico.com article "The Fox primary: complicated, contractual" by Jonathan Martin and Keach Hagey ... October 8, 2010 Christian Science Monitor article "Katie Couric election series: A nod to Charles Kuralt or Facebook?" by Gloria Goodale ... October 13, 2010 The Daily Beast article "Current TV Plans to Reboot" by Peter Lauria ... October 25, 2010 Christian Science Monitor article "Stewart-Colbert rally aims: 1. Change politics, 2. Sell knickknacks" by Gloria Goodale ... October 27, 2010 Christian Science Monitor article "Wi-Fi, Hulu, DVR, and the end of the tube as we know it" by Matthew Shaer ... November 1, 2010 Christian Science Monitor article "Sarah Palin and Jon Stewart agree on this: News media are bad influence" by Gloria Goodale ... November 10, 2010 Christian Science Monitor article "A tepid return for Conan O'Brien: Time to rethink late-night talk?" by Gloria Goodale ... November 11, 2010 Philadelphia Inquirer article "Coco's young clique remains fervent" by Jonathan Storm ... November 18, 2010 Attacat Brain (Scotland) article "Video for Business" by Tim Attacat ... December 29, 2010 The Independent (UK) article "The Serious Side of Jon Stewart" by Guy Adams ... January 5, 2011 Christian Science Monitor article "TV's Web revolution sizzles at CES 2011: Can your cable company survive?" by Gloria Goodale ... January 18, 2011 Chronicle of Higher Education article "Stanford U. Tops New Ranking of Colleges’ Influence via Twitter" by Tushar Rae and Christian Science Monitor article "Without Steve Jobs, can Apple's 'very strong bench' step up?" by Gloria Goodale ... January 19, 2011 Christian Science Monitor article "Comcast-NBC Universal deal: Can company now crush its rivals?" by Gloria Goodale ... January 24, 2011 Toronto Star article "Obama address to test Washington’s spirit of civility" by Mitch Potter ... February 4, 2011 New York Daily News article "Battle to be best Super Bowl commercial 2011 already raging: Meet the contenders" by Lauren Johnston ... February 7, 2011 The Globe and Mail (Toronto) article "AOL taps into Arianna Huffington’s star power" by Susan Krashinsky ... February 13, 2011 The Journal News (Westchester, NY) article "What authors in White Plains will be reading" by Bill Cary ... February 18, 2011 Christian Science Monitor article "Stephen Colbert vs. Arianna Huffington: what their spat is really about" by Gloria Goodale ... March 3, 2011 Christian Science Monitor article "Charlie Sheen on Twitter: How much more damage can he do?" by Daniel B. Wood ... March 10, 2011 Christian Science Monitor article "In NPR scandal, small radio stations stand to be biggest losers" by Gloria Goodale ... March 30, 2011 ABC News report "Social Media Jobs: Are They For You?" by Danielle Waugh ... March 31, 2011 Christian Science Monitor article "Bad times at the box office: Is it competition, the economy, or bad films?" by Gloria Goodale ... April 1, 2011 Success Magazine article "The Facebook Age" by Sally Deneen ... April 4, 2011 Christian Science Monitor article "Katie Couric and 'CBS Evening News.' Is it time for them to part ways?" by Daniel B. Wood and Gloria Goodale ... April 21, 2011 Christian Science Monitor article "DirecTV: Would you pay $30 to see a new release in your living room?" by Daniel B. Wood ... May 9, 2011 Patriot Ledger article "Exploring blue highways of communication" by John Reilly ... May 13, 2011 Christian Science Monitor article "Ashton Kutcher joins 'Two and a Half Men.' Will the show do better or worse?" by Daniel B. Wood and Gloria Goodale ... May 22, 2011 Miami Herald article "With Oprah gone, who is going to tell us what we think?" by Glenn Garvin ... May 22, 2011 Chicago Daily Herald article "Suburban soap fans try to save show" by Jamie Sotonoff ... June 2, 2011 Christian Science Monitor article "Anthony Weiner Twitter hack? What he should have done" by Gloria Goodale ... June 26, 2011 The Sunday Times (of London) article "The daughter of Icarus [Arianna Huffington] brings her online gamble to Britain" ... June 30, 2011 Christian Science Monitor article "What to do for Social Media Day? Get connected!" by Chloe Stepney ... July 11, 2011 Christian Science Monitor article "Will Rupert Murdoch's woes cross the Atlantic?" by Gloria Goodale ...  July 12, 2011 Newark Star-Ledger article "The Planking craze: Strike a pose -- then post" by Amy Kuperinsky ... July 28, 2011 Christian Science Monitor article "Social media mayhem: when flash mobs go from benign to malign" by Gloria Goodale ... August 15, 2011 Christian Science Monitor article "'Flash mobs' vs. law and order: BART protest adds fresh twist" by Daniel B. Wood ... August 16, 2011 Christian Science Monitor article "BART puts social media crackdown in 'uncharted' legal territory" by Daniel B. Wood ... August 19, 2011 Christian Science Monitor article "West Memphis Three: Internet campaign, Hollywood drove their release" by Brad Knickerbocker and Daniel B. Wood ... August 21, 2011 Boston Globe article "3-D TV is here! But do we really need to tune in?" by Matthew Gilbert ... September 26, 2011 Christian Science Monitor article "'Lion King' success: Should Hollywood fall back in love with 3D?" by Gloria Goodale ... October 10, 2011 Christian Science Monitor article "Does 'Occupy Wall Street' have leaders? Does it need any?" by Daniel B. Wood and Gloria Goodale ... October 10, 2011 Christian Science Monitor article "How Netflix went wrong: Qwikster was good for company, not the customer" by Gloria Goodale ... October 18, 2011 The Daily Beast article "IndyCar Driver’s Final Moments" by Allen St. John ... October 28, 2011 techne review of Connected movie by James David Patrick ... November 24, 2011 Christian Science Monitor article "How a new video uploading website could be a game-changer for Occupy Wall Street" by Daniel B. Wood ... December 8, 2011 Christian Science Monitor article "Digging for political dirt? Twitter could be the source for you" by Gloria Goodale ... December 17, 2011 Christian Science Monitor article "Lowe's stores face protests for pulling ads from Muslim TV show" by Daniel B. Wood ... December 19, 2011 FoxNews.com article "When Despots Are Just Like Us: Kim Jong Il Death Announced on Celebrity Site" by Jo Piazza ... December 23, 2011 Christian Science Monitor article "Religiously active people more likely to engage in civic life, Pew study finds" by Gloria Goodale ... January 10, 2012 Success Magazine article "Paul Allen is No Second Act" by Sally Deneen ... January 26, 2012 European Journalism Centre Magazine article "The revolution will be televised, streamed and uploaded" by Amanda Lin Costa ... January 31, 2012 Christian Science Monitor article "Michelle Obama: Why is she going on Jay Leno?" by Daniel B. Wood ... February 6, 2012 Christian Science Monitor article "Was Madonna Super Bowl half-time show obscene?" by Gloria Goodale and Daniel B. Wood ...  first mention of New New Media 2nd edition February 14, 2012 Politico article "Fox 'course correction' rankles some" by Keach Hagey and February 15, 2012  Mediaite article  "Some Conservatives Are Upset Over Fox News’ Alleged Move To The Left" by Nando Di Fino ... February 23, 2012 Christian Science Monitor article "National Enquirer ignites furor with Whitney Houston casket photo" by Daniel B. Wood ... March 5, 2012 Christian Science Monitor article "Los Angeles Times joins the crowd, erects pay wall for the news online" by Gloria Goodale ... March 15, 2012 Christian Science Monitor article "Steve Martin tweets 10 funniest tweets not tweeted by Steve Martin" by Daniel B. Wood ... March 17, 2012 Forbes article "Five Tips to Tweet to the Millions Like Steve Martin" by Anthony Wing Kosner ... March 18, 2012 Scotsman article "Cashmore by name, cashmore by nature" by Martyn McLaughlin ... March 22, 2012 FoxNews.com article "Robert Downey Jr. denies he is anonymous commenter spreading Hollywood dirt in blind items" by Jo Piazza ... March 25, 2012 Daily Mail article "Poison of the Twitter trolls" by Paul Scott ... April 3, 2012 Christian Science Monitor article "Katie Couric vs. Sarah Palin: why battle for morning show supremacy is so hot" by Gloria Goodale ... April 6, 2012 Christian Science Monitor article "'Bully' downgraded to PG-13 as ratings system assailed from all sides" by Gloria Goodale ... April 12, 2012 Christian Science Monitor article "'Caine's Arcade': sweet film starring pint-size entrepreneur goes viral (+video)" by Gloria Goodale ... April 16, 2012 Mashable article "What Apple’s Ebook Fiasco Means for Amazon and the Book Business" by Peter Pachal ... July 12, 2012 Christian Science Monitor article "Biggest loser in DirecTV-Viacom feud? Both." by Gloria Goodale ... August 1, 2012 Christian Science Monitor article "Gore Vidal: a celebrity, a life writ large" by Daniel B. Wood ... August 30, 2012 Fordham Notes "Changes In Media Landscape Reflected in New Edition of Professor’s Book" article by Patrick Verel ... August 31, 2012 Reuters article "Eastwood, empty chair hijack Republican media coverage" by Jill Serjeant and Piya Sinha-Roy ... September 10, 2012 Christian Science Monitor article "Did 'No Easy Day' author compromise US security on '60 Minutes'?" by Daniel B. Wood ...  September 14, 2012 NPR's Marketplace "Did pop culture embrace Occupy Wall Street?" interview by Dan Bobkoff ... September 19, 2012 Fordham Observer article "Colbert Media Blackout Broken by Tweets by Harry Huggins ... December 11, 2012 Christian Science Monitor article "New UC logo: Marketing blunder? Or is storm of criticism overblown?" by Daniel B. Wood ... January 8, 2013 Register Citizen article "The politics and economics of information on cable television" by Andy Thibault ... March 30, 2013 Maclean's article "Must-see TV or Mandatory Diversity?" by Emma Teitel ... April 23, 2013 Christian Science Monitor article "False tweet sinks stock market. Is anyone checking this stuff?" by Gloria Goodale ... April 30, 2013 Pure Politics cn/2 article "In the age of 'viral' political ads, who can trust politicians' numbers?" by Jacqueline Pitt ... May 10, 2013 Associated Press article "Moms On Facebook: How Mothers And Kids Keep In Touch On The Social Network" by Martha Mendoza ... May 26, 2013 Christian Science Monitor article "Why You Should Do Absolutely Nothing This Memorial Day" by Daniel B. Wood ... May 30, 2013 Christian Science Monitor article "Is 'Arrested Development' a dud?" by Daniel B. Wood ... July 12, 2013 BBC Culture article "The Internship: One long ad for Google?" by Tom Brook ... August 1, 2013 Christian Science Monitor article "Is President Obama helping Amazon take over the universe?" by Gloria Goodale ... August 2, 2013 Christian Science Monitor article "Why Rolling Stone boycott backfired, as Tsarnaev cover flies off shelves" by Gloria Goodale ... August 6, 2013 Christian Science Monitor article "Washington Post sale a sign respected brands will matter, even online" by Gloria Goodale ... August 8, 2013 Christian Science Monitor article "Cable wars: Time Warner and CBS head into Week 2 of standoff" by Daniel B. Wood and Gloria Goodale ... August 13, 2013 MSN Money article "Time to pick up a newspaper stock?" by Michael Brush ... August 21, 2013 Associated Press article "Facebook Aims to Get the World OnLine" by Barbara Ortutay ... March 10, 2014 Christian Science Monitor article "'Cosmos': Can Fox reboot shine amid 'billions and billions' of options?" by Gloria Goodale ... April 2, 2014 Pocono Record article "Northampton Community College Twitter trolls feed on outrage" by Christina Tatu ... April 8, 2014  Christian Science Monitor article "'Game of Thrones': Why the Buzz is So Big" by Gloria Goodale ... April 10, 2014 Christian Science Monitor article "Stephen Colbert to take over 'Late Show.' But who is Stephen Colbert, really?" by Gloria Goodale ... April 15, 2014 Christian Science Monitor article "Google Glass: Who pays $1,500 to be an 'explorer' and why?" by Gloria Goodale ... June 2, 2014 Christian Science Monitor article "FBI manhunt via social media?" by Gloria Goodale ... October 16, 2014 Christian Science Monitor article "First HBO, then CBS offer streaming" by Daniel Wood ...  November 11, 2014 New York Post article "Overexposed celebs: Give it a breast!" by Alev Aktar ... February 11, 2015 Christian Science Monitor article "Beyond Jon Stewart" by Gloria Goodale ... June 27, 2016 Media Matters article "Media Experts Rip CNN For 'Profoundly Disturbing' Lewandowski Hiring" by Joe Strupp ... July 21, 2016 Associated Press article "Roger Ailes out as head of Fox News"... August 16, 2016 The Hill article "Networks brace for decision on Trump-Clinton debate refs" by Joe Concha ... August 27, 2016 Newsday article "Presidential debate panel faces ‘challenge’ in selecting moderators by" Yancey Roy ... September 15, 2016 Inside Higher Ed article "The Value of Media" by Syd Steinhardt ... September 20, 2016 Parade article "Why We Love Longmire, Heartland and Westerns In General" by Rachel Weingarten ... September 20, 2016 The Hill article "Trump-Clinton debate expected to shatter records" by Joe Concha ...   =on radio=  September 2, 2009, interviewed by Mike McConnell,  700 WLW Radio
Cincinnati, listen to podcast here ... September 15, 2009, interviewed on the Kojo Nnamdi NPR show, listen to podcast here ... throughout the day, September 20-21, 2009, segments of a 50-min interview on KNX Radio, Los Angeles ... October 8, 2009, interviewed by Barna Donovan and Ernabel Demillo, Culture Wars, WSPC Radio, Jersey City, NJ, listen to podcast here ... January 19, 2010, interviewed by Fred W. Hoffman, KCPS Radio, Burlington, Iowa, listen to podcast here ... February 24, 2010, interviewed by Gordon White, Social Media Podcast, Edinburgh, Scotland, listen here ... January 24, 2011, interviewed by Janet Babin on Marketplace, NPR, listen to podcast and read transcript here ... July 19, 2011, interviewed by Phillip Adams on LateNightLive, ABC National Radio (Australia), listen to podcast here ... July 21, 2011, interviewed by Brian Lehrer on WNYC, NPR, listen to podcast here ... July 21, 2011, interviewed by Jim Fleming on To the Best of our Knowledge, Wisconsin Public Radio, listen to podcast here ... August 17, 2011, Voice of Russia Radio, interviewed about flash mobs and democracy ... October 6, 2011, At Issue, Wisconsin Public Radio, interviewed by Bill Merens about Steve Jobs (1 hour), listen to podcast here  ... October 16, 2011 Steele Talkin, WCCO Radio (CBS all-news, Minnesota), interviewed by Jearlyn Steele about social media, Occupy Wall Street, political bullying (1 hour), listen to podcast here ...  March 9, 2012 Joy Cardin, Wisconsin Public Radio, interview by Gene Purcell about new new media and political protest (30 mins), listen to podcast here ... July 9, 2012 Joy Cardin, Wisconsin Public Radio, interview about New New Media, 2nd edition  (60 mins), listen to podcast here ... =on television=  December 10, 2009, on Fox Business Channel, Is AOL Obsolete? see video ... February 9, 2010, on NY  Nightly News, Mainstream vs. New New Media Coverage of Gov. David Paterson NY Times "story," interview by Chuck Scarborough and Melissa Russo, see video ... March 8, 2010, on Fordham Nightly News, How I Came to Write New New Media, and more, interview by Tom Gallagher, see video ... October 14, 2010, on Quarrymen News, "MyBodega Agency," interview by Tom Gallagher, see video ... May 22, 2011, on NBC Nightly News, "O-shaped hole opening in fans hearts"  I talk about Oprah Winfrey's significance (1:36-1:44 into video), see video ... July 16, 2012, on PBS WNET-TV "One on One" with Steve Adubato, 7-minute interview about New New Media, 2nd edition, see video ... July 27, 2013, on BBC World "Talking about Movies" with Tom Brook (I start about 50 secs into video), see video ... September 7, 2014: talking about Celebrity Photo Hacking, on Arise TV, see video   Reviews - by Robert K. Blechman, in Blogcritics:

Levinson’s down-to-earth discussion of the “new new” media is an effective introduction to the impact of cyberspace structures and institutions on our current media environment.

-by Nick Leshi, in Blogcritics:

Levinson writes from his own experience, shares his own anecdotes, and delivers his theories based on his own first-hand evidence in a voice that is equal parts scholarly and conversational.... New New Media is an excellent resource for anyone wanting to learn about the current configuration of multimedia options.

-by Ken Hudson, in Resonant Interval:

This is the missing textbook to the course that everyone is taking .... an excellent primer for thoughtful engagement with the unfolding culture .... If there is a Luddite on your gift-giving list, New New Media would be an excellent choice.

-by Anthony Sovak, in Build Soil

“New New Media” fills a significant void in the discussion of Mass Media .... other books gesture at the origins and importance of the newest forms of media but simply fail to engage new social media as meaningfully or provocatively as Levinson’s book does .... More than any other examination of the subject I have seen, Levinson’s “New New Media" was written to help foster the imaginings of the possibilities of those new media in the widest audience. Those familiar with the new social media will have their assumptions challenged. Those unfamiliar with them will find the book to be a provocative introduction to the ways the newest forms of social media have been and could be used .... Levinson’s book was provocative for myself and my students and served as an excellent starting point for many class discussions .... If Levinson sees the ultimate goal of theorizing about these new social media as securing a new social imaginary where each individual has not just the right to free speech but also the opportunity and capability to exercise his or her individual voice in a medium accessible to the entire world then “New New Media” could be considered the cornerstone.

-by Jim Willis, in A Virtual Unknown:

But does doubling the adjective of new media mean we’re just dealing in doubletalk? My friend Chuck who teaches at Boston’s Northeastern University, would say no. Last August, he expressed a frustration to me when he asked, “Why do people insist on calling computers and the Net ‘new’ media? I mean, they’ve been around for a couple decades now.” Chuck isn’t alone in his thinking. A Fordham professor and author, Paul Levinson, has just written a new book called, New New Media...

-by John Pantalone, in Newport Now:

... if you want to understand the Brave New World, Levinson’s book wouldn’t be a bad place to start.

-by Bradley E. Wiggins, in Journal of Communications Media Studies, Fall 2010

New New Media is definitely a fine choice for media enthusiasts, students, professionals, or basically for anyone who would like to have a physical reference or starting point for the ever-expanding and regenerative field of media and communications.

-by Paul Soukup, in Communication Research Trends, 2011, vol 30 no 1:

... a good place to start on new media, with an experienced guide.

-by Sue Burzynski Bullard, in AEJMC (Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication) quarterly, October 24, 2011

The book is a great introduction to rapid changes in technology and communication, particularly for technophobes.

-by thenerdfemme, in thenerdfemme, June 14, 2013

... does a really good job of defining what exactly is 'new' about these platforms and how they are changing the way we communicate and interact online.

free Twitter chapter from New New Media, 1st edition!

My series of free 10-minute podcasts about How Does It Feel to Have a Book Published? ... the book in question being New New Media

Here are some early milestones in my writing of the first edition of this book:

May 10, 2008: I'm pleased to announce that I signed a contract with a great company - Penguin/Pearson, Allyn & Bacon - for publication of my next nonfiction book, in 2009: New New Media.This is my first nonfiction book since Cellphone: The Story of the World's Most Mobile Medium was published by Palgrave/St. Martin's in 2004.

New New Media looks at blogging, YouTube, Wikipedia, Digg, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, podcasting, Second Life, iPhones, and other key examples of media in which consumers are producers, and the results are changing all aspects of our lives, from the way we watch television to how we chose our President.

I'll give you more details as I write the book, which I just started doing last week.

***23 February 2009: New New Media completed and sent off to Pearson, Allyn & Bacon. Expected publication date, 1 September 2009. I'll be adding the name Index to this post, and will keep you up to date on the publication progress of the book, and where I'll be talking about it, signing copies, etc once it's published...

****27 April 2009: first look at the cover!

Joan Walsh, Editor-in-Chief of Salon.com, says

Paul Levinson takes you on a walking tour – actually, it's more like a running tour – of the media innovations that are transforming our world. He's not just a scholar, he's an explorer, immersing himself in MySpace, Facebook, Twitter and multiple blogging platforms to help us make sense of the galloping changes in media. Have we entered a glorious new era of media democracy, or are these innovations leveling standards of fairness and authority? Levinson remains an optimist without being blind to the dark side of change. Whether you want to learn to blog, podcast or Twitter yourself, or just keep track of the way such tools are remaking the world around you, the "New New Media" is an indispensable guide.

Jeff Jarvis, Director of New Media Program, City University of New
York's Graduate School of Journalism; Founder, Entertainment Weekly; Creator, BuzzMachine blog, says

Paul Levinson provides an invaluable and encyclopaedic guide to the newest of new media invented so far.

Mignon Fogarty, creator of the award-winning Grammar Girl podcast, and author of the New York Times bestseller Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing , says

Insightful and comprehensive. The overviews are great for people who want to quickly get up-to-speed on the entire landscape or more experienced Web addicts who want to branch out, and the anecdotes and history will delight people who consider themselves old-timers.

***28 May 2009: Corrected copy-edits of New New Media sent off to publisher!

****24 June 2009: I'm interviewed by John Munson for 40 minutes on Wisconsin Public Radio about new new media in Iran and the world. Listen here.

*****18 June 2010:  New New Media goes into second printing!   Publication of new, revised edition set for Summer 2012!

And here's a taste of the book in the 20-minute interview Mark Molaro did with me on The Alcove, November 2007 ...

Or an audio podcast - An Introduction to New New Media - from 12 June 2009, if you prefer...

The Penguin/Pearson/Allyn & Bacon promotional video for New New Media...

And you can read about most of my other books over here.


NataYam said...

Dear Mr. Paul Levinson!
My name is Natalia Yamnickaya, I'm a student of russian State University - High School of Economic (http://www.hse.ru/lingua/en/index.html).
Now I write a diploma on the theme "New Techonologies in mass media. Mobile media in mobile society". I've seen that many essays on this topic refer to your book Cellphone: The Story of the World's Most Mobile Medium that was published by Palgrave/St. Martin's in 2004.
Unfortunately in Russia it's unavailable so i decided to turn to you for help. Would you please be so kind as to give me a little interview on the mobile media and it's development and perspectives?
my contacts:
Natalie Yamnickaya
e-mail to: natalia.yam@gmail.com
tel: +7 (926) 528 2742

Paul Levinson said...

Thanks for note, Natalie!

Actually, Cellphone will soon be available in Russian translation - from Atticus (at 119991, 4 Donskoy proezd, 15, stroyenie4 - in Moscow). I'm going to check with my agent to see exactly when the translation will be published.

But I'll get back to your email right now - happy to answer some questions from you in email.

Sue Varty said...

If I find out anything from my reference library research session next week, I'll forward it to you for your book. I want to get some information not typically available on the web or to the public. -sue@wordtree.ca

John Dowd said...

Hello Professor Levinson,

I'm a little behind on your blog, though after reading more I'm really interested in your insights pertaining to new media. In the Alcove interview you comment toward the end that (and I'm paraphrasing of course) raising the alarm on the dangers of new media is somewhat unfounded given the ability we have to simply "turn off the television," etc. True enough, but aren't there some potential consequences of the increasing saturation, mobility, and integration, of these new media? When more and more of our tasks are managed online, and when expectations are raised pertaining to productivity and communicability, isn't it getting increasingly difficult to simply "unplug" or "flip the switch?"

Paul Levinson said...

Good to have your comment, John.

My answer to your question, though, is no: we still have libraries, bookstores, newspapers and lots of non-electronic ways to stay informed. The burgeoning of new new media has served to increase, not limit, our choices.

For that matter, we could get our news and entertainment, if we wished, totally via word of mouth and in-person interactions.

As for productivity, just about everything we may do online - such as banking - is available offline as well. We still have physical mail - indeed, more options now, with Fedex and UPS, than just the US Postal Service - if we'd rather not use email.

And professions ranging from medicine to education can work via print media, if doctors and teachers so desire.

CyberSpace Industries 2000 inc. said...

Are you the same Levinson I recall from "The Source"? - what was the name of your book you were working on? Super something? - I remember and frequently refer to "co-technologies"

Paul Levinson said...

Yes, I was on The Source - I did an "Electure" called "Space: Humanizing the Universe" around 1985 ...

(But there was also a Sherwin Levinson on The Source back then...)

Hugh Chatfield said...

About the right time. I remember something about this levinson developing a book online with user feedback - maybe it was called Supernetworking - but it did introduce me to the term "co-technologies"

I'll see if I can find my notes from that period - I have them somewhere.... got me curious now.


Natalia said...

Dear Mr. Paul Levinson!

My name is Natalia Harasimowicz, I'm a student of polish Jagiellonian University in Cracov and I'm doing a degree in psychology.
I want to write a diploma about Second Life precisely about the personality and motives of players.
I've seen that in your latest book - New New Media, there is a chapter about this phenomena.
Unfortunately in Poland your book is unavailable and generaly there's a little of publications about SL so I thought about writting to you and ask if you
could help me.

Maybe if it's possible you could send me an extract from your book concerning the Second Life issue?
I will be very grateful for every clue or help I receive form you.

Natalia Harasimowicz

my contact:

Paul Levinson said...

That was definitely Sherwin Levinson.

I did an Electure on The Source, in Spring 1986, called "Space: Humanizing the Universe"

Paul Levinson said...

Good news, Natalia - WYDAWNICTWO WAM at UL. KOPERNIKA 26, KRAKOW, POLAND will be publishing a Polish edition of New New Media in early 2010. Perhaps you can contact them, and see when the book will be available. Perhaps you can get an advance copy of the Polish translation.

Andree Chao said...

Dear Mr. Levinson~

My name is Andree Chao. I'm a student from College of Communication in Taiwan Chengchi University. I like your books and bought many of them (simp. chinese ver.) already for my studying in microblogging. I wanna know if "New new media" will be translated in Chinese? Because the new book hasn't arrived at our library yet, but there are many hold requests already. So, if I want to see the book, maybe it's next winter...

Hope the book (Chinese ver.)will be in Taiwan or China soon.

Thank you~

Andree Chao

Unknown said...

Professor Levinson,

I'm a senior (almost an alumna) at Indiana University, and your "New New Media" was the assigned textbook for a social media class I took this past semester. I've been drafting a review of your book to post on Amazon and I thought I would ask you my main question before posting.

What was the aim of "New New Media?" Or rather, for whom was it intended? While the digitally proficient would be attracted to the subject of your book, it seems too basic for them. The book is written like the objective logbook of an cultural anthropologist. Yet, it is not a "how-to" book or "New new media for dummies" guide for the technologically challenged. I would have liked to see a focus to the book, rather than a mere "tour."

Paul Levinson said...

Thanks for asking, Kara.

The answer, in significant part, is all the above: New New Media is indeed a tour, and written in the style of an anthropologist studying a people recently encountered. But, since as I say in the Introduction, I've always agreed with John Dewey's learning by doing, New New Media is also a how-to book - certainly for podcasting, blogging, monetizing, etc (but less so in its political and social analyses).

But most of all: I think the book is a future history - like the concluding chapters of my earlier book, The Soft Edge. By which I mean: I bring all that I know of media history to access the ongoing development of current media. The hope is that by connecting Twitter to the telegraph, blogging to the Federalist papers - by making these connections between the unfolding future and the past - the reader can get some insights, and be provoked to her or his own insights, to these media unfolding all around us. I think even the most digital sophisticated can benefit from this process.

I hope this helps. Best of luck with your review, and your important studies.

Anonymous said...

Hello, Mr Levinson,
my name is Hans Gebauer, I'm librarian in Germany.
Please tell me: will there be a german edition of New New Media available in next time?
Thank You

Paul Levinson said...

Thanks for your comment, Hans. No German translation of New New Media is underway - but if you know of some German publishers who might be interested in publishing a German edition of New New Media, let me know, and I'll be happy to contact them.

Paul Levinson said...

To Andree Chou - a Chinese translation of New New Media was published by Fudan University Press in April 2011.