Media/Shirky: new social media remove the bottleneck that characterized mass media: not everyone could publish. Today we see instead mass amateurisation: everyone can be a photographer and publish texts.
Communication costs have fallen dramatically. This means that control of the media is no longer solely in the hands of professional media people._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations New York 2009