I first heard about the story from my youngest. I didn’t see it on the T.V. news or hear about it on the radio. It wasn’t on the Facebook sites that I go to. But he saw it and told me about it a week or so ago. And I’m finally see it get the mainstream media’s attention.
What am I talking about? The Wall street protesters.
I didn’t see the story about California farming out the fabrication of the steel to China for the San Francisco/Oakland bridge (and having the brass to defend the action) on the T.V. either. But I saw it on the internet.
It used to be that what got published was decided on by a very few people. Reporters might know about Roosevelt’s physical problems or about the extra marital hijinks of those in office but it was never published. Thanks to the internet, we hear and read about things that never would have seen the light of day before. We in the “free” world herald that when it comes to the Twitter following of protests in the middle East. We don’t always see the application at home.
Michelle’s post this week was on how the publication of the books she likes can depend on publishers making money other ways. Publishing is still a business. And yet, change is happening. And books with smaller audiences are making their way into electronic publishing. And in an age when the TV news seems devoted to celebrity bad boys, news still is being disseminated. Thank God for the Internet.