FreeNews Experiment – The Media Source Filtration Experiment
As our society goes from atoms to bits the level of society distortion rises. How do you add value to societal noise?
The benefits of the current stage of technology are much talked about. Today people can share information almost instantly, across vast sections of the globe. At your fingertips, at this very moment, is endless amounts of information about virtually any topic imaginable. In fact, one could very reasonably argue that there is too much information available.
a program for self-reflection and informational empowerment
This experiment seeks to pose the following questions in no particular order;
- What is the basis for trust and reliability of mass-media in the information age?
(..and is this trust earned, surrendered, or even taken into consideration?)
- How might a new methodology of information filtering enhance our abilities as truth seekers?
(..and can present wisdom in this area be consolidated into a unified media ranking device?)
- To what degree can we rely on â€œbig mediaâ€ to provide an accurate account of remote events?
(..are the misrepresentation and suppression of data our only obstacles in forming a coherent world view?)
- Where would an ideal source of information come from and how can we generate possibilities?
(..what kind of tools can we develop to hone our skills in the assessment of media sources?)
- Can we envision a future â€œmassâ€ media scenario that more adequately reflects â€œmassâ€ interests?
(..will the potential of electronic media be harnessed for popularly-based information outlets or ushered along familiar routes of concentrated power interest?)