Title: The Twitter Revolution: how the internet has changed us
Author: Philip Boxer
Publication Year: 2012
Where published: Psychoanalytic Reflections on a Changing World, Halina Brunning (editor), Karnac
This chapter explores what psychoanalytic thinking can add to our current understanding of the ubiquitous ‘Twitter’ phenomenon, and considers how it might be changing our object relations and our societal relatedness. The chapter examines several interconnected aspects of the information revolution, including the Internet’s impact on individuals, markets, and society. It ends by considering how the “Twitter Revolution” might be changing the relationship between the individual and the realm of political.