“Color revolutions” in countries as disparate as Burma
and the Ukraine demonstrate the potential of the Internet and text
messaging for disseminating democratic ideals. These new technologies
have no doubt revolutionized peer-to-peer relationships, but they
remain limited in improving processes among government institutions.
This piece builds off our thinking about the Internet and democracy
over the last year, and is informed by the ideas and work of many here
at the Berkman Center including Faculty Directors John Palfrey (Born Digital), Yochai Benkler (Wealth of Networks) and Jonathan Zittrain (The Future of the Internet), among many other staff and fellows.
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