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November 22, 2005

We the Media (Ch 11 & 12, Epilouge)

We the Media (Ch 11 & 12, Epilogue) -- News Writing (EL 227)

"On the Internet, we are defined by what we know and share. Now for the first time in history, the feedback system can be global and nearly instantaneous." (237)

Gillmor is trying to show us, through this book that drastic changes are taking place in the world of "news." He says that these changes are affecting journalists, newsmakers, and the audience.

In the above quote, Gillmor first points out that on the internet, everyone is equal. The only thing that separates us from one another is our knowledge and our interaction with others. As the presentations last Monday pointed out, you are in charge of what you put on the internet. Katie Lambert said that if someone wants to be seen as a jerk, then they can do that.

There are no regulations in the World Wide Web, so in other words, you make your own reputation. If you want to be respected, then you should post interesting information and use the internet as helpful tool rather than a toy for troublemakers.

The second part of the quote dealt with the simplicity of transferring information using the web, compared to older forms of communication. It is much easier for people to find information and search for what they need by clicking a button.

Posted by AndrewLoNigro at November 22, 2005 05:28 PM

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Yes, being able to transmit information that goes beyond the restrictions of mainstream media is very valuable.

Posted by: Kayla Sawyer at November 27, 2005 07:29 PM

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