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We the Media

 The first two chapters in the textbook do a great job of illustrating the way in which technology has changed.  Newspaper's used to be the primary source where the public would find most of their useful news/information but has drastically changed since the invention of the internet.  The internet completely changes the way in which people find out about news, timeliness of stories, and also influences who people are able to get information from.  Essentially, the most intriguing fact about the internet is that we get to interact with each other, learn information from our peers or scholars, and have the opportunity to voice our own opinions.  

Dan Gillmor hits the nail right on the head when he says, "The spreading of an item of news, or of something much larger, will occur-much more so than today-without any help from mass media as we know it."  The internet has given us all the power to be journalists and let the world know what we think.  Additionally, blogs have changed the ways in which we are able to communicate with others.  Whether we are talking with our friends, classmates, people across the country, or even people out of this country, blogs make it possible for us all to connect and converse.  The class website is just one of the many ways that people from different locations, backgrounds, and ways of thinking can come together and compare their thoughts.   Also with the use of video, pictures, and live webcams, it has become even easier to find out new information and get a better visual picture of what you are learning about, making things much easier to interpret.  The internet has truly started a new revolution and has changed the way that we will interact and learn from people forever.   
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