Preface - DOES THE INTERNET SUBVERT CULTURE? Jerome H. Barkow Donald J. Boudreaux Zeynep Tufekci Julian Sanchez
- How the Internet Subverts Cultural Transmission by Jerome H. Barkow
- He suggests that the Internet is creating the conditions for a potentially disastrous social breakdown: When youth no longer respect and emulate high-status transmitters of culture, cultural knowledge is lost.
- The dramatic substitution of sports stars and entertainers for local authority
- Like Matt Ridley, I Remain Rationally Optimistic by Donald J. Boudreaux
- Material wealth has risen, he thinks, particularly because of rising knowledge
- Like other forms of media that have gone before them, social media have allowed us to trade and combine good ideas and bits of useful local knowledge that otherwise might never have been put to use.
- Kanye West, the Internet, and Cultural Evolution by Zeynep Tufekci
- Internet.... for many of us, it’s not replacing traditional local elders - it’s replacing the homogeneous, carefully produced mass media of the twentieth century.
- not just athletes, actors, and pop stars, but astrophysicists, philosophers,
- In Today’s World, Cultural Stasis Isn’t an Option by Julian Sanchez
- American teens nowadays seem remarkably well-behaved, and their online social activities mostly mirror their offline ones.