The decentralization of Information (by means of Internet)

posted by Jonathan Logan on 2009.31.08, under Blog, Random Findings

Ten Reasons To Be Happy. #2. The decentralization of information is here. For most of the twentieth century, ideas and information in America were largely controlled in two institutions closely tied to the state: the media and the Academy. The Internet has blown that wide open. Add in Twitter, Facebook, Digg and the like, and the distribution channels for decentralized information have become decentralized too. We are in a world where any article written on any web site has as much chance of being read en masse as something published in The NY Times.

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