The interview focuses on Friedrich Krotz’s views on the mediatisation of communication and culture and its consequences for daily life and social relations, culture and society. While discussing the topic Friedrich Krotz mostly addresses the negative aspects of mediatisation and outlines possible solutions to counter them. The given topics also refer to technological and cultural development of the society in the light of the influential notions proposed by Theodor Adorno, Max Horkheimer or Marshall McLuhan as well as from the viewpoint of specific traits of today’s communication via cyberspace. The interview therefore covers the issues concerning Internet security and privacy. The discussion specifically reflects on our dependence on online search engines, especially Google, and Internet social networks such as Facebook or WhatsApp.
communication, media, media culture, mediatisation, social networks