Hello my audience, to those of you that have kept updated with my blog do you believe I need a quality filter? Do you believe my facts maybe from a wrong source or that my blogging (grammar, topics , spelling) is terrible and should have to go through a gate-keeper?
I am sorry to say that this will never happen, welcome to dialogic media.
There are two types of media, monologic and dialogic. Monologic is an old media that holds only a one way channel. A media that “you must be silent to be spoken to” (Richard Senett). Dialogic can really be defined as the internet. It is a multi way channel that allows you to speak and be spoken to all at once.
However the two cannot co-exist.
Dialogic media has generated more user content creating consumers into prosumers. This has generated many outcomes such as increased advocacy, access to information has increased but also the quality of information in many cases has lowered.
It is clear through the use of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube we have seen many advocacy issues become a hit over night with the recent example of Kony 2012. This video was uploaded to YouTube and within only a matter of hours it became the main advocacy issue for the world for that week.
Dialogic has also created greater access to information. An individual can simply Google any key words and have pages of information brought up for them to browse. However they must be able to sort through mere rumors and false facts to find the accurate information. This is certainly the case for Wikipedia which is a popular site for individuals to source information off.
Wikipedia is a source known as a crowdsourced media. This means that the media has been created and generated by many individuals some expert’s some not. This is definitely the case with Wikipedia as nearly anyone can edit a page.
However no quality filters of items published on the internet have allowed many to make a living through YouTube or through other means such as Amanda Hocking did, who was able to sell and make a living from her books without a publisher, but through simple online means.
Even though these are good reasons for not having a quality filter, what about items on the internet that shouldn’t be seen by public or are unfit for public consumption? Do these items cause a need for a quality filter being introduced?
So audience what do you believe do I need a quality filter for my blog posts?
Until next time
That’s all folks
Mitew, T 2012, Will you be my audience? User empowerment, access and participation across media platforms, audio recording of lecture,BCM 112 Convergent Media, University of Wollongong, delivered 26th March.