Book review: Twitter Can't Save You - The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom by Evgeny Morozov
Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 05/02/2011 19:00
Just a few years ago, all anyone could talk about was how to make the Internet more free. Now all anyone can talk about is how to control it.
Book and newspaper publishers look for ways to protect their original content. Parents seek to shield their children from cyberbullying. Legislators explore mechanisms that will defend people's privacy. Governments try to find the means to keep classified materials from leaking onto the Web. Entrepreneurs and public figures struggle to keep rivals or enemies from slandering them or their businesses. And more and more of us are terrified of being watched, filmed and uploaded, about as terrified as other people are titillated by watching, filming and uploading.