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Cyberdemocracy- a belief that technology will increase society's democratic potential.
Cyberdemocracy has finally become outdated with the recognition that the participatory appearance of the Internet was just one possible path of development
Access is the process of identifying the spaces where power is used to block freedom and seeking to shift it.
Technologies that will be most benefit to communities are the ones that are free, accessible, easily available, and hopefully not too complicated to use.
The commons is a resource that is held "in common," and the Internet, due to it's technical architecture, is seen as the ultimate example of this
The revival idea of the commons stems from a desire to reframe the importance of shared ideas and resources in relation to changes within economics and communitcations
The public interest is generally used to refer to something highly valued, a collective good that is seen more important than other legitimate demands and interest
The new public interest is different, which involves embracing a range of possible publics that may conflict with or contradict each other
argued for and then against internet commons, changing it's tune when it suited it's own interest
The commons is a bigger issue than community media, which is based on altruistic values and nonprofit enterprise
The commons argument requires that we look more closely at the relationship of community to the market and recognize that they are interconnected
The threat to the corporate world is that the commons provides a basis for a revision of how the system property is managed
Community media is a multi platform phenomenon that often finds innovative ways to reach its audience.
Microradio in the USA
PIrate radio in Erope
Indigenous community television in Australia
Low Power stations in Itlay
Community is both a means to the development of fruitful relationships that may extend and enhance networks information flows, and that which contributes value to this new social configuration