main stream news sources should be concerned about alternate news sources on the internet. this is the progression of tech.
first there were town criers shouting out news from the king, alternate source was gossip.
then news became more open and wwidly distributed with news sheets from printing presses. the news would be selected and publicised via printers,
later editors would fill this role. this would become news papers prity much how they are today as technoligy would progres.
ther was this wonderfull invention of moveing pictures. once talking versions were available it meant that pictures could be shown and commented on.
(not sure when it came about but i believe it was before raidio, if someone knows feel free to correct me).
next on the scean was raidio.this alowed news to reach "round the world" in record time unlike newsprint which could take weeks or month to to reach
other areas (i have always wondered how many died after a peace treaty was signed back then).
then there was this wonderfull invention called telivision. it combined the speed advantage of raidio with film and pictures able to be presented, and
commented on. with the advent of communications satalites, news can now be transmitted as events are occuring live from just about anywhere in the
in all the above news forms were controlled by certain people. you have to be rich, or a government in order to have controll of them, as such it was
easy to have everyone in agreement on how to slant things. an "olds boys network" if you will. sure there were alternate sources but as it takes
masive power to transmit a signal, you would have to be in a location that was reached. with satalites it became easyer to acess but still the average
citizen could not aford it. even those who could easily could claim that it was propaganda from another viewpoint.
now we have the "net". instantainious communication from all parts of the world. admittedly it is only the richer countries that average peoples
have masive acess. but many more do then don't amounst these "richer" areas. news from iraq for example can reach millions before it can be
analized and slanted towards what mainstream media wants. my God if you were on for the papel election, (before we suffered our little problem
), you would have seen all the posting about it as it was anounced. there were views posted before the tv could even react. this was a major show of
how media are looseing controll of news.
the only defence left to main stream media is to call it mock, fake or even totaly ficticious. they can not controll what gets out to people anymore.
we can discuss happenings before we can be told what we are to know. this is bad for governments especialy, it makes it very difficult to propagandize
what they want with the way they want us to think about it. we now have acess to any and every viewpoint on anything that we are told or hear from
"official" sources. we must be carefull because now we recieve propaganda from virtualy everyone, some will in fact be true others may only be
speculation or outright lies. thing is WE NOW CAN FIND OUT JUST ABOUT ANYTHING. it is up to us to decide what is right and wrong. we now have the
power, everyone of us. we are no longer only given what the government and those who controll the main stream media want us to know. as such they have
no choice but to try to blind us to what we hear by lableing it falsehoods. it is their only way of trying to prevail.
can you imagine what would have happened if a few germans in ww2 had told the world what was happening? how differant things would have been. or if
someone leaked the truths about what the japanese were doing? what might have happened if the revolutionary war had been today?all those colonials
telling the world what they were fighting for, even the british government haveing info as soon as it happened instead of in several weeks at the
the world has indeed been changed by the net. for the better or worse? that is up to us as individuals to decide. we are no longer only able to hear
what those in power want us to know. we can hear just about anything that anyone knows, and just types out for the world to hear. i wonder what the
next inovation will be