Media, Information and Technoculture 2200F/G Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Geotagging, Dodgy, Mass Media

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If info is considered the new wealth, there is no doubt that there are people who want to consolidate this information for their own benefit. If information is given a pricetag, public institutions (library) are poorer for it. Economic determinism that treats it as the ultimate commodity. Personal info is in the hands of 100s of people you will never know. They are making profit off of this personal information; you make nothing. We have been duped into prostituting our information, being too casual about circulating our info; but we need to do that to get some of the benefits we desire. Mass media has colonized our decision making abilities. We may not even know where we obtain our opinions and if they are valid. We are chained to the trough of information feed. Everywhere people feel they are free, but we are really in chains.

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