As I continue to read “We the Media” I learn more new different things.  In chapter seven I learned about Indymedia (Independent Media Center), of which I have never heard of before until reading chapter seven.  The project was founded in 1999 by a group of antiglobalization activists who wanted to cover the Seattle World Trade Organization meeting in ways that the tradi­tional media would not. With a newsletter and web site, Indymedia drew a large audience and a visit from the FBI that brought the group considerably more attention By 2003 Indymedia had dozens of affiliates in the United States and around the world.  Chapter seven also talked about how many blogs are self absorbed according to many critics, and may only be of interest to friends and family.  I agree with Gillmor however that although there are many blogs like that, there are also many blogs written by people who want to write intelligently about a certain expertise. In chapter eight I learned about Moore’s law founded by Gordon Moore cofounder of computer chip maker Intel. Chapter eight also talked about Metcalfe’s law, Metcalfe was the inventor of Ethernet.  The example of Metcalfe’s law that Moore states is “If there’s only one fax machine in the world, it’s not good for much. But the minute someone else gets a fax machine, both can be used, and real value is created. The more people with fax machines, the more value there is in the net-work—a utility that greatly exceeds the raw numbers—because each individual user has many more people to whom he can send faxes.” Chapter nine also introduced me to another new topic called spinning when someone tries to change people’s perspective to favor their own. Chapters seven through nine were the chapters that taught me the most about subjects I have never heard before about and was an interesting read.

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