Mark Andrejevic: Living through the ’90s, there was this euphoric set of predictions about the empowering and democratizing capacity of the new medium. I read that against what the current political and economic situation looks like today. […]
What concerns me is the way in which the celebration of the potential so quickly slides into a claim that this potential is being actualized.
An interview with the author of iSpy: Surveillance and Power in the Interactive Era. Well worth the read. As long as the funding model for journalism is advertising-based, these issues will frame our work and – in my opinion – haunt us.