There is a fundamental difference between the publication of work on and offline. Kathleen Fitzpatrick discusses the loss of community as a result of internet proliferation. I see the rise of efficient communities, self-regulating, dynamic and universally democractic (as long as the freedom of the ISPs, users and hosts is protected!).

The dynamic nature of online publishing is discussed – specifically the way in which content is commented upon, modified and contributed to by users in the community.

Ultimately, the widening of access to information as well as the ability for anyone to publish will ensure an expansion of freedom throughout the (online) world. the role of social media in oppressed states is now proving to be definitive in the expansion of opposition in places like Tunisia, Syria, Iran and China – but first we need to find a way to protect them from the states’ control over the servers…

http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/jan2006/tc20060112_434051.htm

http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/jan2006/tc20060112_434051.htm

 

 

 

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