Opinions about the Internet. Evgeny Morozov and Clay Shirkey.

9 Mar

Evgeny Morozov and Clay Shirkey in their speeches discuss the topic about Internet freedom. They have different opinions about this discussion. The main questions were “How can we make best use of the environment media?” and Debates about Internet and democratization.

Clay Shirkey claimed that the Internet is the first medium in history that has native support for conversations and for groups. The Internet is a public form for almost twenty years now. Nowadays, media is increasingly social, so, innovation happen anywhere and anytime that people can take for granted the idea that we are all in this together. In addition, he said, that Internet still changing as the media becomes more and more social. Basically, this changing among groups of people who know how to deal with the Internet well.To conclude, he also said, that “anybody, who has a message they want to have heard anywhere in the world, isn’t whether or not that is the media environment we want to operate in.”

Evgeny Morozov stated, that the Internet’s impact on democratization has never been about social media only. For example, the impact of social media on social mobilization plays a very minor part in my overall argument; I’m much more interested in understanding the long-term impact of new technologies on authoritarianism and here I also have to consider how it may boost their attempts at surveillance, propaganda, censorship and even the trivialization of public discourse.

Furthermore, Morozov considered himself like a pessimist and he think that this is idea about the Internet Freedom is not good, as when Shirkey supports Internet Freedom.


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