” Whenever a technology enables people to organize at a pace that wasn’t before possible, new kinds of politics emerge. “


” Any virtual community that works, works because people put in some time. “


” People’s social networks do not consist only of people they see face to face. In fact, social networks have been extending because of artificial media since the printing press and the telephone. “


” A lot of people use collaborative technologies badly, then abandon them. They aren’t ‘plug-and-play.’ The invisible part is the social skill necessary to use them. “


” I think e-mail petitions are an illusion. It gives people the illusion that they’re participating in some meaningful political action. “


” It’s kind of astonishing that people trust strangers because of words they write on computer screens. “


” The AP has only so many reporters, and CNN only has so many cameras, but we’ve got a world full of people with digital cameras and Internet access. “


” On the Internet, it is assumed people are in business to sell out, not to build something they can pass along to their grandkids. “


” People’s behavior will change with technology. I know very few young people who can’t type out a text message on their phone with one thumb, for instance. “


” The Chinese government tried to keep a lid on the SARS crisis, but there were 160 million text messages in three days sent by Chinese citizens. These are early indications that it’s going to be difficult for people who used to have control over the news to maintain that level of control. “


” I want to be very careful about judging and how much to generalize about the use of media being pathological. For some people, it’s a temptation and a pathology, for others, it’s a lifeline. “



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Whenever a technology enables people to organize at a pace that wasn
Any virtual community that works, works because people put in some time.


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A lot of people use collaborative technologies badly, then abandon them. They aren
I think e-mail petitions are an illusion. It gives people the illusion that they
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The AP has only so many reporters, and CNN only has so many cameras, but we
On the Internet, it is assumed people are in business to sell out, not to build something they can pass along to their grandkids.
People
The Chinese government tried to keep a lid on the SARS crisis, but there were 160 million text messages in three days sent by Chinese citizens. These are early indications that it
I want to be very careful about judging and how much to generalize about the use of media being pathological. For some people, it
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