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TSA
12-30-2008, 11:27 PM
In the face of brutal repression alot of people in 3rd world countries are taking to the internet and writting to express what they normally can't in their media. People always joke about the internets seriousness but it's obviously a very powerful tool because governments have been cracking down on it in fear of it's power.
http://missionafghanistan.blogs.nytimes.com/2006/11/20/working-towards-peace-and-freedom-in-afghanistan/

Obama has been the best at utilizing it thus far in his run and it payed of tremendously, now his youtubing addresses that nobody cares about and so forth.

What role do you see the internet playing in future and even current politics of the world. National and international

SL33
12-31-2008, 04:44 AM
well, most of todays politicians have FB account/fan page/fan group.....you already mentioned youtube, political campaign ran partly via internet could be very effective especially among the younger voters, you're message could be seen worldwide...

i'm not sure about this, but it's probably cheaper then printing and billboard renting....

BIG D O
01-02-2009, 12:30 AM
to raise money.......Obama utilized it beautifuly.....

Prolifical ENG
01-02-2009, 09:46 AM
It could screw politics over if anything. Just think if politicians put their in depth views and ideas, budget changes all on some site...there are many losers that would read 1000+ pages of bullshit, and everyone would find flaws.

In contrast, look how many celebrity careers the internet is destroying...the first one that comes to mind is Michael Richards when youtube reached its commercial peak.

diggy
01-02-2009, 12:04 PM
It could screw politics over if anything. Just think if politicians put their in depth views and ideas, budget changes all on some site...there are many losers that would read 1000+ pages of bullshit, and everyone would find flaws.

In contrast, look how many celebrity careers the internet is destroying...the first one that comes to mind is Michael Richards when youtube reached its commercial peak.


Good points.

Corrupt politicians would become exposed.

Olive Oil Goombah
01-02-2009, 12:15 PM
The media in general. Television changed politics forever.

s_ivy
01-03-2009, 01:20 AM
tv killed the radio star... the internet killed the .... i dunno, fill in the blanks.

the internet made way for burgeoning loud mouths and opinionated mud slinging so called journalists aka gossip boppers.

i still feel its best reading the news papers

TSA
01-03-2009, 02:34 AM
maybe, i think it's gonna be wierd in the future when all politicians at one point had a facebook or myspace or did some humiliating shit on youtube and wutang forums cause you dont even have to dig baby records and shit to know dirt on someone, it's all over the place

TSA
01-03-2009, 02:36 AM
It could screw politics over if anything. Just think if politicians put their in depth views and ideas, budget changes all on some site...there are many losers that would read 1000+ pages of bullshit, and everyone would find flaws.

In contrast, look how many celebrity careers the internet is destroying...the first one that comes to mind is Michael Richards when youtube reached its commercial peak.
Lol! good point, hip hop has been hit the worst and funniest, its a fuckin comedy now cause of youtube. Every rapper has 1 video of them getting beat up. Its got to the point that ppl bring cameras to jumpings and shit lol

Olive Oil Goombah
01-03-2009, 10:34 AM
Well if the people digging up dirt on other people on the internet have dirt themselves it might just cancel eachother out.
But yea, by then the internet will be illegal.

TSA
01-03-2009, 11:18 AM
lol true