A Blogger's Manifesto: Free Speech and Censorship in a Digital World (Paperback)

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A Blogger's Manifesto: Free Speech and Censorship in a Digital World (Paperback)

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There was never such a thing as true freedom of speech. In the past, in order to speak freely you had to have access to a printing press, a newspaper, a radio or a TV station. Until now. The age of blogging has begun. The internet revolution has given us all a chance to be irreverent, blasphemous and ungrammatical in public. We can reveal secrets, blow whistles, spill beans or just make stuff up. The old elites don't like it. In fact, they really hate it. Should we fall silent? Absolutely not Let's demand that modern liberal society lives by the principles it claims to embrace. Bloggers of the world, unite You have nothing to lose but your gags.
Erik Ringmar is Professor at the National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan.
Product Details ISBN: 9781843312888
ISBN-10: 1843312883
Publisher: Anthem Press
Publication Date: October 15th, 2007
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Anthem Global Media and Communication Studies

'Fun to read. It makes a strong case for the democratic power of blogging and the Internet. A form of empowerment for the voiceless.'
Ronald Eyerman, Professor of Sociology, Yale University

'Anyone eager to understand how cyberspace has changed our possibilities and how it often remains trapped in grim social contexts would do well to read Erik Ringmar's Bloggers Manifesto.'
Norman Solomon, Author of 'War Made Easy'

'Erik has an engaging style of writing and I thoroughly recommend that anyone interested in anything more than the superficies of blogging read this book.'
The Blog of Dave Cole