Participatory media and social networking

Interesting reading about the powerful possibilities of the web for and by the people.

Article TimesOnline “How the world wide web has ushered in a new age of digital democracy”.

“Users are increasingly participating in the kind of digital democracy the internet enables. New concepts, such as the social graph, social networking, citizen journalism and participatory media, have emerged that enable people to connect and interact online in entirely new and interesting ways.”

“The “citizen journalist” has stepped forward and mobile phones have become a means of recording and transmitting breaking stories”.

The New York Times | Journalism in the Hands of the Neighborhood

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