Many of us probably believe that participatory media is something new. But in the newly published History of Participatory Media: Politics and Publics, 1750–2000 (edited by Anders Ekström, Solveig Jülich, Frans Lundgren, and Per Wisselgren, Routledge, 2010) it is argued that “scholarly discussions on participatory media … are all too often obscured by a rhetoric of newness, assuming that participatory media is something unique in history, radical and  revolutionary”. See more here.

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