Tonight, while CNN.com told its visitors about the end of analog TV, they've quietly confirmed their own irrelevance by failing to report on another revolution…the one in Iran.
Meanwhile on twitter, YouTube and Flickr, the revolution is being reported, not by the media, but by the people involved. And the world is watching it unfold, tweet by tweet, picture by picture, video by video.
Seems Gil Scott-Heron was right when he said, "The revolution will not be televised"…little did he know it would be on twitter.
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FWIW, NPR and BBC have been all over this. Good old-fashioned radio. TV tends to pablum by its nature. 🙂
Reading this post, the previous one, and the one on the future of advertising, one can’t help to wonder not only in the future of the publishing industry, but the mainstream media as well.
Common people’s influence is growing and it’s not going to stop soon. The ants are beating the elephants, specially when it comes communication and information.
Big is dying, and we have to be proud of being the cause behind it.