What’s good for us, being fed the truth through mass media or the masses of opinions from all over the place or a hybrid of both?
The history of mankind entails both a conniving and supremacy thriving race that will go to any means possible to conceal the truth. Traditional media is by far the most effective way to control what “truth” is exploited and what truth is concealed.
Of course new media allows for stupid and lazy individuals to connect with each other and collectively agree on some sort of intriguing opinion as Mitch Joel kindly puts it. The truth of the matter is that new media will ultimately exploit the real truth and all that it endeavors.
In my opinion we never were in a world of fact, but rather a controlled atmosphere were only people with power and money had influence on newsworthy material. Sure there’s going to be some weirdo’s online that want to include their two cents whenever they can, but I’m sure the most impressive news will come from individuals who portray their “opinion” with some hefty research to back it up. If not, their negligence will surely be brought to light by the many online professionals searching to discredit unprofessional attempts.
For the first time in human history, everyone will have the opportunity to speak the truth. People will be able to decide for themselves what they believe is fact and opinion. They won’t have the influence of politicians or power hungry corporations breathing down their backs dictating fact material from the fiction.
So now we’re asked what is good for us? Is it the truth through mass media or is it the masses of “opinions” from all over the place? Like Mitch Joel said, maybe opinion is the new truth and the definition of the words “media”, “journalism”, “credible source” and more do need to be changed.
As far as I’m concerned, the paradigm shift was well overdue and finally the world will be informed with real facts for the very first time.
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