RHEINGOLD 1994

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    • POTENTIAL TO REVITALISE THE PUBLIC SPHERE P277 + COMMUNITIES P279-80 284
      • Views can be put forward has there is little physcial threat to individuals as we leave our bodies behind
      • there is little accountability on the net as it is not censored
      • media is anytime anywhere any place
    • BUT. . .HOW WE MUST BEWARE OF COMMERCIAL INTERESTS P276-8
    • POTENTIAL TO ALLOW FOR POLITICAL ACTION P282-THE YOUNG P283-4 MANY TO MANY RELATIONSHIPS
      • Clinton's administrators were making sure that the internet had greater capability and availability
        • The internet is now creating its own language
        • USA government were funding research for the benefit of the better communication via the net and personal computing
        • Lots of investment in the private sector for home interactive information services industry.
        • Futurist techno fix for social problems however little known about impact have on daily life, minds and fmaillies
      • Social Networking is reducing our person to person interaction
        • Bellah et al. are arguing that america is losing social communities and their rebuilding is needed
        • The variety of communities has isolated him
        • internet is revitalising power to the people/citizens
      • Activists can create their own voice through CMC
      • Don't want large conglomerates feeding us through their media just their info.
      • LEverage power to infulence people
        • Social leverage
    • TRANSFORMATIVE QUALITIES 274-5
      • HOW IT HELPS US AS INDIVIDUALS 274-5
        • Helps with advice
        • broadens our understanding of the world
          • increases the amount of scientific discoveries
        • Some people use is as a form of psychotherapy
        • Used for political activists and educational reformers as a political tool
        • we now gain instant information within seconds
        • Online support virtual village virtual community
      • HOW IT CHANGED US COLLECTIVELY P277
        • Links us all round the world
        • The american congress at the whitehouse from june 1993 have all had email addresses
        • Technology makes virtual communities possible giving individuals enormous leverage at little cost
    • more up to date than a printed copy online it can be constantly updated and be more up to date.
    • Sense of virtuaslising his familly
    • Ecosytem of subculture
    • Computer mediated community
    • Media Saturated do we need to escape
      • De Certeau- 'reader as poacher'
  • HOW IT CHANGED US COLLECTIVELY P277
    • Links us all round the world
    • The american congress at the whitehouse from june 1993 have all had email addresses
    • Technology makes virtual communities possible giving individuals enormous leverage at little cost

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