new media! but where is the revolution?

Published Categorized as politics, technology

a competitor’s site says ‘the revolution will be podcast’. Well I don’t want my revolution to be time-shifted and under 45 minutes in length. 51 years ago news (film) from Ireland had to be sent to the UK to be processed before being broadcast again back in Ireland (on TV).  Nowadays every phone user is a walking cameraman within ear shot of a story. Record ~ Stop ~ Upload. but are we using this power to greatest effect? the Marcos Government was the first to be toppled with aid of txt msg, Tienanmen square china students used the FAX to get news out. we are overdue a new media political faux pas of a revolutionary scale. Students Minitel Paris ’68. – discuss…….

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