Jarvis states that we “have the tools (blogs, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube…) to create and join publics, establishing our own identities and societies. I see that as a purer form of the public, built not around the interests of the powerful but instead around our own interests, desires, and needs.”
Since Jarvis states public progression “as the process of modernization” are we headed towards a modern society more controlled by the public?
Broader questions about the implications:
I agree him when he says we have more control about the public, but couldn’t it just be that the “powerful” are simply giving us what we want? Would you consider that as us having more influence or those who control the public sphere as simply appeasing us? And do you think we aren’t looked at as “faceless poll numbers and anonymous demographics” anymore?)