Rhetoric Public Spheres
Howard, Alex. “The role of the Internet as a platform for collective action grows.” Radar O’Reilly. 2011.
Howard’s article focusses on a survey which looks at the Internet and its social benefits, including the promotion of democracy. This article will help me with my project because it demonstrates the value of Internet technologies …show more content…
However, the author discusses concerns with new forms of public spheres being mediated through advertisers. Thus, while one can deduce that the surface web and many forms of traditional media do not follow Habermas’ requirement of a public sphere being free from the economic markets (like advertising), the article will benefit my argument by showing that the Deep Web presents an unmediated alternative. It will also raise the topic of BitCoin as an online economy, however it is evident that this is separate from the public