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February 20, 2011

"People don't use the Internet as a right or as a privlege. They use it because they *can*."

The Internet itself, now draped in the jewelry of 'social media' has become a fetish.
People all over the MSM, obsessed as they are with what they don't understand about computer mediated communications, keep saying that Twitter and Facebook, Twitter and Facebook are making the difference. Twitter and Facebook. But these are manifestations of what people want - they are expressions of will, quantified in dollars, eyeballs, Oscar nominations and other neat statistics that are easy to digest. At the bottom is the awesome force of people's desire to communicate freely with each other, 24/7. It is only the defense of those people's rights to free speech that matters. Everything else comes with it. -- Logan, Rosen, Dowd, Mubarak & What The Internet Truly Is - Cobb

Posted by Vanderleun at February 20, 2011 11:20 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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