Another one for Simon.
That new media is capable of presenting material whose true purpose and origin might not be as it first appears is by now a commonly understood aspect of our online experience. In a negative light, websites purporting to be credit-clearing centres are responsible for hundreds of thousands of spam emails every day, [...]
From the comments (How about a glossary page on this site?), Simon asks for some clarification on the terminology used in this blog. And that’s both fair and useful (as it means I have to situate some of the things I think are self-evident).
So. The daddy first:
New media is here assumed to include all [...]