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The irony of the Internet

The internet can be an incredible tool for democracy, or it can be the ultimate distractor, taking the ideas set forth by Neil Postman to the extreme, with the millions and millions of hours of content now available at the touch of a virtual button. Distractions are the biggest threat to an involved citizenship, and therefore the biggest threat to democracy.
The answer? I have no idea, but it will involve transparency (which is more in demand by the people), access to the democratic process (which is threatened in more creative ways every election cycle), and a longer attention span than this generation appears to have developed.

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