The Anonymous Widower

UKIP Would Shrink Without The Internet

This was the title of an article in The Times yesterday by Hugo Rifkind, in which he comes to some interesting conclusions. I particularly liked this bit.

The decline of traditional media — of printed newspapers, limited radio stations, and everybody watching the same TV news — is best understood as the end of media deference. No longer must we gain our understanding of the world via information collected, curated and presented by others. Instead, we can go looking for whatever we like. Consciously or otherwise, we each build our own little online universe.

I think that Rifkind is right and the world will be a worse place because people will not hear any views opposed to their own.

June 24, 2014 - Posted by | Computing, World | , ,

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