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I have been disgusted with "gatekeeping" as a process of all media for many years...social media is widening the gate opening...
Thanks +Mike Elgan for a great article!
 
Why governments and corporations fear social media.

Earlier this year, I noticed a sudden rise in the influence and power of social networks over both governments and corporations. On three major issues (SOPA, Carrier IQ and Susan G. Komen for the Cure), social networks forced powerful organizations to reverse course.

I wondered then if such dramatic defeats at the hands of the social networks was a fluke or a trend. And now I know: It’s a trend, and a growing one.

Here's why governments and corporations are terrified of the growing power of social media.

http://www.datamation.com/networks/why-governments-and-corporations-fear-social-media-1.html
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