The New Media Is The Message, You Cannot Control It

Sure, CNN could not have let every video that was sent in go live on tonights experiment with You Tube, but were they transparent enough with how the selection process happened. One way or another, I am happy that this experiment is occuring and will not throw stones. I am just hoping best practices are learned and this process is optimized for the next round.
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Mr. Jarvis is among many who have criticized CNN for retaining control over which videos are shown, as opposed to showing the ones viewers watch the most or rate as the best.

“It’s our democracy, not yours, CNN,” he said. “There is a need for order, but not control.” He said that although random questions from ordinary people might show “some real turkeys,” it would also show that “people really care, and democracy is in good hands.”

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