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Vote.com Audiobook

Vote.com: How Big-Money Lobbyists are Losing Influence, and the Internet is Giving Power to the People

Politics as usual - isn't anymore. Tear up what you know or think you know about politics. It's all changing. Today, information, opinion, and raw data abound on the Internet, unfiltered and unvarnished by press secretaries, reporters or spin doctors. The Internet has sent the information revolution into reverse, letting us talk back to our political leaders, and the result is a cultural revolution.
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Politics as usual - isn't anymore. Tear up what you know or think you know about politics. It's all changing. For thirty years the print and broadcast media - the Fourth Estate - dominated politics. Journalists and pundits shaped the way we perceived and thought about issues and politicians. But today, information, opinion, and raw data abound on the Internet, unfiltered and unvarnished by press secretaries, reporters or spin doctors. The Fifth Estate is the amalgam of Internet technology and the voters who use it; every day, 22 million Americans log on to the Internet looking for news. This combination of average citizens with easy access to information and a direct link to their representatives heralds a new dawning of democracy, putting political power back into the hands of the people. The Internet is about to send the information revolution into reverse, letting us talk back to our political leaders, and the result will be a cultural revolution.

©1999 by Eileen McGann; (P)1999 by Audio Renaissance, an imprint of Renaissance Media, Inc.

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    Completely dated, the theories presented in this book are a 1990s view of an internet utopia. All you have to do to confirm this is by visit www.vote.com, the website on which this book is based, notice how it looks like it was designed in 1995.

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