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Monday, June 21, 2010

Popular Culture vs Internet Culture

Ben Huh has a post on Paid Content that begins defining Popular Culture and Internet Culture.

Popular Culture comes from the media barons who think they should tell the audience what to think, Internet Culture is bottom up, fools like me. As the number of people who stumble into Internet Culture increases, the number of offerings will swamp the top down offerings of the broadcasters and publishers.

As each side spins the quality of "their" offerings, I am reminded of Theodore Sturgeon's Law, "90% of everything is crud."

Last October, Google invited Ben Huh to speak on copyright in Washington, and he was elegant. In defining Popular Culture and Internet Culture so the differences are sharply drawn, Ben is crisp and precise.


  1. Good post. But I would better you in saying that 95% of everything is crap!! You haven't seen Verizon's attempt at webpage content. They should shoot the people that design those pages. Flashy yes, content NO.

  2. Randy, what would you expect from a top down command and control organization? I'm just happy Ivan's not taking up 70% of the opening page above the fold. That's SOP for fedgov. *grin*