Back in May I proudly presented one of my latest works to you: The book New Media Culture: Phänomene der Netzkultur, edited by Christian Stiegler, Patrick Breitenbach and Thomas Zorbach, to which I contributed chapters on participatory culture and ultra-fandom (the latter in collaboration with Thomas Zorbach). Unfortunately, the book is only available in German at the moment, but thanks to a special kind of book launch, English-speaking audiences now also have the opportunity to experience some of the book’s highlights via a late-night show presented by Marcus John Henry Brown. You can watch the entire New Media Culture Late Night
Today Facebook announced it’s new layout/complete overhaul. Great summaries of the most important changes can be found at Yahoo! and at AllFacebook.com, but the question that remains is: Does the new design offer any transmedia opportunities? After all, it was also announced today that Facebook has now got over 800 million users – an immense audience, and even better possibilities of targeting particular niches due to Facebook’s unparalleled user profiling.