Thursday, March 16, 2006


I really liked Sack's article because its dealing with questions I have had with all the added information on the web. How can all this be organized and categorized. At the end of his article he states: "the group of participants involved in a VLSC need a means to recognize themselves as a socially, politically, or economically (in) cohesive entity for purposes of self-governance."

"The Conversation Map system is an attempt to provide one effort towards building tools for community self-recongnition and self-governance."

Do you think these are good tools for building community and self-governance? Is this replacing going down to the town meeting to find out what's going on? Is this a form of education, persuasion, or propaganda? How could this change the face of the government/economy/and communities as we know them?


At 1:56 PM, Blogger flook said...

Maybe. I think there is going to have to be an improvement on communication quality. The technology must be able to communicate non-verbals as well as just words and texts. Like eyebrows and such.

At 1:58 PM, Blogger Yildiz said...

my question would be, how different would this be in different countries?

I mean using internet's VLSC to bond will always be something like Facebook.. people meet in cyber space putting up fake profiles and adding 1000 friends just to get some self recognition?
so in reality, nothing changes..

also, if we talk about different countries probably this might not take place because of some govt censorship on the internet on political issues that might lead to any virtual uprising eheheh..

so I would say, going to town hall will still take place but for people who missed it can view the minutes on the web:D thats how good i think it will get. Because some matters need to be handled face to face!

At 3:39 PM, Blogger Nick Geidner said...

I would also say maybe for everyone of your questions. Could new media or any form of media be used to help society? Yes, but it could also help cause the downfall of society...ask Hitler.


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