Reflections about ICT4D and Participatory Media

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by Laura Saxer

Inspired by an article about blogging for ICT4D [1] I felt that in this context we need room here for some reflection and critical discussion about blogging in general and this blog in particular: What does blogging mean for whom? Who is reading blogs? Who is publishing their thoughts in blogs? Is this contributing to development and social change?

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The (Questionable) 15 Minutes of Fame

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“In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” – Andy Warhol

I am not quite sure if Warhol understood the impact this statement would have in the generations to come, when he spurted it out back in the late 1960s; and now in the age of online and social media it is more relevant than ever.

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