Here are six observations and predictions for the way social media is changing the world from experts from the Global Agenda Council. In addition, powerful corporations are becoming major influences on mainstream media.
Before the dawn of social media, governments, along with the traditional media, were the gatekeepers of information. New financial technology companies are using social media to help people simply open a bank account. International news coverage is declining which is an increasing concern at a time when the world is attempting to globalize.
We interviewed two individuals who played are playing pivotol roles in this effort -- Marilyn Cohen, a top media literacy researcher and advocate from Washington State; and Jennifer Howeter, from the California Department of Education.
Davis explains the commodifying of self, and Dr. Social media platforms may be the banks of the future Imagine being able to pay your rent or make an investment through your favourite social network. Censorship is by omission and misuse of language Award-winning Journalist, John Pilger, Acts of MurderMay 18, A popular government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is a prologue to a farce or a tragedy, or perhaps both James Madison, fourth President of the United States After you've had somebody say to you for the thousandth time, How come we never hear about these issues in the media, you start to realize that the media itself is an issue Svend Robinson, [quoted from Rich Media, Poor Democracy by Robert McChesney, p.