Sunday, January 01, 2006

Collaboration trends and the new Media

Giant media conglomerates have gained the control of the information and communication infrastructure and have a big impact over the general public opinion. Unfortunately, civic sector multi-way access to this powerful infrastructure is not encouraged.

Thanks to the internet and new open collaboration and distribution platforms, civic society is fighting back. New opportunities and threats offered by a global network society can't be ignored.

Important issues such as economic disparity and corruption are being discussed in a new way never tried before. New social initiatives, such as googlebombing and blog communities are being used as an effective form of social protest.

New and rich content is increasingly being available from "citizen reporters". This trend clearly is a big challenge for traditional media conglomerates, considering the fact that the gap between the professional and non-professional news gatherers is getting narrower.

We must try to keep the Internet as open as possible, despite the lobbing efforts of some companies to make the internet a toll road.


At 1:11 PM, Blogger Pamela said...

Feliz Anio Nuevo!!! y felicitaciones por incorporarte al mundo blog, sobretodo en una fecha tan simbolica como el primer dia del anio.Te deseo mucho exito en este 2006 y lo mas importante mucha pero mucha FELICIDAD. Sigue posteando...

At 9:17 PM, Blogger Hernan said...

Pensé que tuviste blog hace rato...eres novato en este nuevo escenario que yo recién estoy incorporándome. ¡Viva la tecnología! Sigue posteando....


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