Tuesday, January 5, 2010

does technology help protesters or the government more?

An interesting debate is going on between Clay Shirkey, whose book "Here Comes Everybody" I used in my research on Anonymous, and Evgeny Morozov, a writer who often covers Internet issues. I'll list the urls of the debate in order, I hope:

Morozov critiques Shirkey's sunny view of technology:

Shirkey responds:

Morozov responds:

I'm on Shirkey's side here, but it's an excellent point to add that the government can just as easily use new technology as any protest that forms.

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