“Money and language have something in common: they are nothing and they move everything… they have the power of persuading human beings to act, to work, to transform physical things”
– Franco Berardi
Language, unlike money, is a power we are all accorded. We are all able to speak, to communicate, to share our ideas. And yet the question is, to whom? With whom?
Until recently, the ability to distribute and share our language and ideas with a larger group of people, to use this power on a larger scale, was limited to a select few. The top-down approach of content creation that embodied web 1.0 meant that users were restricted to being passive consumers of static information and ideas, unable to actively contribute, collaborate or share. (more…)