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  •  It isn't so much death (3+ / 0-)
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    As it is concentration, or monopolization, as we see in so many aspects of American life. The network of the many and small has over the years concentrated to the few and large, just like most business models.

    I did agree with the article's description of the role of social media. It describes very much my own changed online behavior. Twitter is now where I find most links to content, rather than other blogs. Twitter may link me to a blog, but I don't go to them for content. I don't come here for content anymore either, but for known colleagues, or allies, a cadre of people I follow whose opinions and insights I appreciate, who I don't follow on twitter.

    Fellow activists, this is how it can be done: 'Colbert turns austerity movement into punch line'

    by cosmic debris on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 08:23:42 AM PDT

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      and the search and filtering capabilities have a lot to do with why I use Twitter.  My timeline is much less valuable now that Twitter inserts a lot of advertising tweets into it.  A few times I blocked them as spam but Twitter was the one who put them in there. They did not come from anyone that I follow.  I think they have wrecked the timelines now.

      Agree on the small blog, large blog, mostly.  People still do seek out the voices that they want to follow though. I'm very fascinated by the way things are morphing and have been watching with interest.

      Content is still king, and always will be.

      "Justice is a commodity"

      by joanneleon on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 09:02:54 AM PDT

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