Clay Shirky’s latest post on Boing Boing

I did not know Shirky was posting on BoingBoing, but a tweet by Xeni Jardin set me right. This post by Shirky discusses the role of YouTube in political advertising and makes a point that I found very interesting: as the internet allows us to discuss politics more and more in echo chambers of like-minded blogs and websites, we don’t interact enough with the “other side”. This then allows us to ignore tactics of the other side that we later will wish that we had not ignored. If you go and read the post, I recommend watching the embedded McCain ad to the end, just like Shirky advises.

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