The Public Mind

The growing intersection between horizontal and vertical networks of communication does not mean that the mainstream media are taking over the new, autonomous forms of content generation and distribution. It means that there is a contradictory process that gives birth to a new media reality whose contours and effects will ultimately be decided through a series of political and business power struggles…[that pit] networks of meaning in opposition to networks of instrumentality.

—Manuel Castells, Annenberg School for Communication, USC

[ from Communication, Power and Counter-power in the Network Society ]


~ by Jay Taber on March 2, 2007.

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