The author examines the relationship between past and present to reflect on the perception of time in the era of the digital revolution. The time of digital presentism is not linear but circular. The arrival point coincides with the starting point: from present to present. A loop faster and faster which changed the perception of time for at least two generations of digital natives. The author uses Facebook as a case study to investigate the origin of the interreal (set of real and virtual) that restructured the relationship between past and present. In the social network, their link is no longer entrusted to the scientific rigor of history but to the disintermediated emotions of a ubiquitous memory which generates a wave of collective nostalgia.

Past and Present in Digital Public History

Marcello Ravveduto
2022

Abstract

The author examines the relationship between past and present to reflect on the perception of time in the era of the digital revolution. The time of digital presentism is not linear but circular. The arrival point coincides with the starting point: from present to present. A loop faster and faster which changed the perception of time for at least two generations of digital natives. The author uses Facebook as a case study to investigate the origin of the interreal (set of real and virtual) that restructured the relationship between past and present. In the social network, their link is no longer entrusted to the scientific rigor of history but to the disintermediated emotions of a ubiquitous memory which generates a wave of collective nostalgia.
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