Thursday, January 31, 2008
danah: Media are the Message
danah boyd is thinking about the next president . . .
I've been dreaming of a woman president all my life. But then a friend of mine asked me if I'd vote for Condi just to have a women president and I was like omg no . . . the issues aren't the issue -- by and large, Barack and Hillary are on the same plan. Then they came to Los Angeles and one glaring difference became visible: Hillary is all about old media and Barack is all about new media. Hillary is totally in bed with big corporations (and Hollywood) and Barack embraced a lot of the innovative ideas put forward by independent startups and tech culture. This started to make me very nervous about Hillary. For me, net neutrality is a *HUGE* issue and I would hate to see the next president play nice with old media just to get some bribes.Her whole post . . . Oprah, Davos, etc., is worth reading. She concludes,
I made my decision and I'm going to vote with a level of enthusiasm unprecedented in my lifetime. I donated to his campaign and I'm going to vote for Barack Obama.Me too. And I feel the same way about Jim Himes for Congress.
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