Thursday, March 10, 2005

A little note, but interesting

In his latest show (beppegrillo.it), Beppe Grillo talks about the World Wide Web and the richness of information it contains (he talks also about the Digital Divide, something that also Cesare is interested in). He highlights the great difference between the WWW on one side and the television on the other, pointing out that in the Internet, if you know how to move (and this is really important), you have the power: the power to change, as soon as you want, the source of the information you receive.
On TV, if you don’t like Murdoch, Berlusconi or Thaksin Shinawatra (the Thai prime minister), you can’t simply change channel: you will find the same emptiness, the same lack of meaning (not really always, luckily!).
On the Internet, if you don’t rely on a source of information, you can simply change the site you’re surfing, every time you want. And if you don’t like this blog as a source of interesting comments on this interesting and so pathetic world, you can simply type another URL on your browser address bar (I really hope it’s Mozilla Firefox) and change your view of the world. For example, you can go to Beppe Grillo’s site: www.beppegrillo.it. And you can also go to this site www.cormorano.net/media, where you can find the documentary that PBS (a US television) made on the Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi and his effect on Italian politics and the media, a documentary that somebody called CITIZEN BERLUSCONI (do you remember Citizen Kane?): you can comment on it here.

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