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VipersGratitude

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« on: September 16, 2009, 05:07:38 PM »

Ivo Gormley's timely documentary examines the way social media technologies are, as Gormley says, 'sparking the greatest social change since the invention of the printing press... [which could] change the fabric of government forever'.

His film shows how networks such as Zopa, a bank where people lend and borrow money from each other; Ebbsfleet United, where supporters manage the football club they funded online; and Mumsnet, a forum for mothers to exchange tips, advice and support, have changed people's lives and how they relate to each other. Where once networks were face-to-face, the web has changed forever the way we all connect.



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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2009, 03:37:06 PM »

particularly as both an artist and social justice advocate, i found gormley's documentary immensely exciting, affirming and hopeful!

the full realization of the "greatest social change since the invention of the printing press..." will depend so much on our collective attitude, as well as requiring courage, forethought and a profound commitment to personal responsibility.

did you watch it? what did you think/feel?
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