Trust, Extended Memories and Social Media

  • Jacopo Domenicucci


This exploratory chapter is about the impact of digital technologies on trust. Its aim is to make the case for a non-standard approach to cooperation in a digitally enhanced society. It argues that prominent implications of digital technologies for trust are better understood if we take digital technologies qua means of recording (rather than means of communication). Changes in the memory properties of our environments of interaction are put forward as key to understanding the evolution of trust in a connected society. A research framework is proposed to spell out the impact of digitally extended memories on trust and applied to the case of interpersonal trust powered by social media.


Extended mind ICTs Memory Social media Trust 


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  • Jacopo Domenicucci
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  1. 1.University of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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