I remember I had a long and ugly debate with Bernard and Sara one night over a couple of bottles of wine. I proposed that with the advent of cheap media devices, and internet community sharing sites, we would not have to rely on the commercial main stream media completely anymore for information on current events. As the media becomes more restricted by the powers that be independent amateur media might be the way forward for democracy.
Examples from the recident London bombing:
- The London Bomb Blast Pool
- Wikipedias ‘7 July 2005 London bombings‘ entry was up to the minute
- London Explosions @ Londonist
Update: Seems I’m not the only one thinking this way.