Person to Person: That’s How My Kind of Internet Works

Alan Levine, CogDogBlog, Jan 03, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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I'm not so much a person-to-person person. I prefer mass media and talking to large groups. But that's my shortcoming, the habits of a person raised in the era of best-selling books, newspapers and television. And as comfortable as I am with the format, I can see it's weaknesses very clearly - as Alan Levine points out, there's no person at the other end of the line. And it's only when there's a person there that any of this makes any sense (maybe that's why YouTube comments are so horrible - we know nobody at YouTube will ever read them).  Photo: Timur Saglambilek.

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