Morozov on Cyber-utopians and democracyHere’s Evgeny Morozov with a rebuttal of the argument that more Internet = democracy (via Slugger O’Toole):
The leadership blogging series on this site will continue to dance around what is essentially a single point: That blogs are good for getting others to help you describe a problem (the essential prelude to solving it effectively). People who have thought about this potential for any length of time have concluded that an effective […]
I saw this post a while ago about ‘asymmetrical information flows‘ and the changing hierarchies that applications such as Twitter bring to backchannel discussions in set-piece events.
The Damian Green arrest has started a number of people to start questioning the value of an independent civil service. High-volume political blog Harry’s Place is the latest.