“Think about the future”, suggested Happy Mondays’ Shaun Ryder in the heady Madchester days of 1988*. But did he imagine a future where kids would be invited to dress up as him 30+ years later?
Social media is endlessly new. Endlessly now. It is always about the moment. Social media is endlessly changing, ever-evolving. But relics remain of what came before. While social media is all about building, erasing and rebuilding the impression of the endlessly new, social media as we know it is now comparatively long in tooth. […]