Sunday, February 27, 2011

Microchannel News More Relevant than Corporate Media?

The reluctance of corporate-owned media to cover the largest demonstrations since Bush's warmup to war, and possibly since Vietnam ( ... more people came to Madison yesterday in the snow than showed up at Beckapaloosa on a pleasant summer day ... ) seems to be encouraging alternate channels of information. Why should anyone with a smartphone watch CNN's rerun of Iman's beauty tips when they can choose dozens of a relevant YouTube channels.

This may be only the dream of a technology fanboy, but then again, maybe not; if evolution runs on variation plus selection, the reduction in the cost of variation in news microchannels may let selection drive innovation. This force may offset the growing domination of human life by corporate life.

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