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About Marcus J. Gilroy-Ware

Marcus Gilroy-Ware is a writer and academic in the field of digital media, politics and law. He is senior lecturer in digital journalism at the University of the West of England, and author of Filling The Void: Emotion, Capitalism & Media.

Articles by Marcus J. Gilroy-Ware

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Cambridge Analytica: the outrage is the real story

The bitter pill many refuse to swallow shows the difference between the world we think we’re in, and the one we really inhabit.

“Free Content” – Why openDemocracy is infinitely more

The 'free content' here isn't commodified - it makes it easier for us to build the world we want to live in. Do we believe in it enough and will you be part of that belief?

Apple iPad - The content revolution that wasn't

The iPad could have played a major part in the shift towards a more democratised, read-write culture. But it hasn’t happened: why not?

Why wiki?

Marcus J Gilroy-Ware is a proud citizen of Wikipedia. As openDemocracy continues its investigation into the power of peers, he describes what it is that motivates him and thousands of Wikipedians like him to contribute to the online peer-edited encyclopaedia.

Over the last six years, something incredible has happened. People all around the world who have no other connection to one other have come together to begin building a giant, free encyclopaedia.

The web is not dead: a response to Bill Thompson

Is the world wide web evolving, dying or merely pining for the fjords? A young web developer takes issue with Bill Thompson’s call to dump the web. Eavesdrop on the techies slugging it out over HTML, distributed processing, < IMG > tags and illiterate waiters. The future of your desktop is at stake.

Relax, internet users, the World Wide Web is not dead, far from it. If you are worried by Bill Thompson’s call to dump the web before it dies, don’t be.

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