Changing virtues in media-based knowledge-sharing

How the transition from books to social media changes our understanding of what it means to be knowledgeable

A transition in the dominant medium of knowledge-sharing is taking place: The book is being replaced by social media. Based on the premise that the epistemic practice of media-based knowledge-sharing is crucial for our understanding
of knowledge, I try to investigate the changes that this transition in the media landscape causes. An attempt is undertaken to chart some of the emerging virtues governing practices of media-based knowledge-sharing, and to relate these to the
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