“What is the revolution? The digitalization!” – claims Professor Paolo Mancini. And, yes: there is no doubt that the role of new media, that has been analyzed by many scholars and publishers, changed our perception of information in the modern world. This shift has been especially highlighted during research on mass social protests which occurred in recent years. But – as Mancini also points out – it is crucial not to drift on the wave of enthusiasm regarding new media in order to not overestimate its influence on societal change. Interview by Agnieszka Filipiak and Eliza Kania.