By Erik Ringmar
There has been by no means any such factor as actual freedom of speech. long ago, to be able to communicate freely you needed to have entry to a printing press, a newspaper, a radio or a television station. And all over the place you needed to get earlier the editors. merely participants of the elite ever did – the articulate and well-behaved 'representatives' of normal humans. yet these traditional humans not often, if ever, had an opportunity to talk publicly and freely. Until now. The age of running a blog has began. the net revolution has given us all an opportunity to be irreverent, blasphemous and ungrammatical in public. we will be able to display secrets and techniques, blow whistles, spill beans or simply make stuff up. The outdated elites do not like it. actually, they honestly, fairly hate it. Blogs are ordinarily close down, and bloggers are silenced, reprimanded and fired from their jobs. unexpectedly sleek liberal society unearths a repressive face that few people knew existed. may still we behave ourselves? may still we fall silent? totally no longer! Let's name them on their hypocrisy. Let's call for that sleek liberal society lives through the rules it claims to include. Bloggers of the realm, unite! you don't have anything to lose yet your gags.
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Additional info for A Blogger's Manifesto: Free Speech and Censorship in the Age of the Internet
You may, for example, realize that your boss always logs on to read your stuff during his lunch break, that you have a large following in Malaysia, and that people, inexplicably, land on your site after entering ‘Santa Claus rough fuck’ in Google’s search window. Many bloggers don’t know the statistics of the traffic on their sites, and those who do generally don’t have many visitors at all. A majority of blogs are read by less than ten people per day, mainly by close friends and family. Only around 10 per cent have more than 100 hits per day.
In both cases, the LSE authorities were quick to stand up for the right of the respective academics to state their unpalatable views. My mistake was to use the freedom of speech to discuss the institution itself – the LSE and English academia. Freedom of speech is fine, everyone including Sir Howard Davies was endorsing the idea, but only as long as speaking freely did not deter prospective students from applying. In an era of commercialized education, the limits to freedom of speech are set by the market.
As such we can relate to them as we relate to other objects in the world. Putting ourselves into writing we come to understand ourselves better. Online blogs add exciting new features to this age-old preoccupation. All identity-creation requires an audience. We must be recognized by others before we can be someone. Or rather, we make up stories about ourselves which we test on the various audiences we address. The internet turbo-charges this logic of recognition and makes it into a fun-filled and action-packed video game.
A Blogger's Manifesto: Free Speech and Censorship in the Age of the Internet by Erik Ringmar