Digital Disappointment

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Jen Schradie

In a new book by Jen Schradie, she explains that the internet has not been serving egalitarian or democratic goals, as its proponents had predicted.

[H]orizontally organized volunteer groups tend to be less effective at translating online goodwill into meaningful action. Not only does technology fail to level the playing field, it tilts it further, so that only the most sophisticated and well-funded players can compete.

 

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