Journal d'investigation en ligne et d'information‑hacking
par David Dusa

The Netocracy is coming (you better be ready)

We are in the middle of a social revolution spawned by the possibilities of the Internet and its democratization that gives 2 billion humans the possibility to obtain information, interact and develop ideas. This process has given birth to a collaborative web (2.0) as people realized they could get connected to each other as much as to websites.

We are in the middle of a social revolution spawned by the possibilities of the Internet and its democratization that gives 2 billion humans the possibility to obtain information, interact and develop ideas. This process has given birth to a collaborative web (2.0) as people realized they could get connected to each other as much as to websites.

Today the Internet has changed our relationships to almost everything from work (the possibility to work from anywhere and to co-work with anyone, virtual workspaces), the economy (Internet economy, online consumption, crowd funding) culture (collaborative creation and sharing of artworks in P2P networks) knowledge (we are readers AND editors of Wikipedia), human relations (social networks, chats and VoIP), politics (citizen journalism, blogs, hacktivism, Wikileaks), etc.

The unlimited and virtually free access to information as well as the possibility to communicate, to develop new ideas and to organize social change has empowered the citizen to the point that governments and corporations have grown nervous, rightfully feeling that their importance and power are being undermined.

Through laws like ACTA, SOPA or PIPA, they have tried to limit this empowerment. Thus many Internet users have become politicized, feeling the intrusion of political and economic interests in the form of surveillance, censorship and the crackdown on sharing. Online activism (hacktivism), once the domain of politicized hackers and tech-savvy human rights...

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