Defining contemporary society

Best words I’ve seen in a very long time that paint a compelling picture of what anyone with an opinion has the potential to do today:

“We have gone from a world split between gatekeepers and media “consumers” to a world in which anyone regardless of geography, finances, social class, race, gender, or any other demographic identifier is free to engage with the rest of the world on their own terms.”

Written by WordPress founder +Matt Mullenweg in a post explaining why blacked out on Jan 18 to protest SOPA/PIPA.

Btw, I’ve been part of Matt’s vision to democratize publishing since 2002 starting with Blogger, moving to TypePad in 2004 and then to WordPress in 2006. Just saying ;)

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BBC Viewpoint on Blackout

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About Neville Hobson

Entrepreneurial business communicator with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Co-host of the weekly business podcast For Immediate Release: The Hobson and Holtz Report. Also an occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.