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Media Tide

Nairobi: duracool
 

From a little corner of my very own echochamber, but, yet, still, interesting.

Watching the international media tide recede at a rapid clip is a beautiful thing: #someonetellcnn Try @itsmemargaretm and go from there.

Now extrapolate that level of engagement to highly populous countries where most everyone has a connected voice. #SomeoneTellCNN

Where do most people live in the world? #SomeoneTellCNN

In what ways does the global-media discourse tap into local conversations?#SomeoneTellCNN

How much friction (cost, effort, language, …) is there for locals to take part of a wider, global-media discourse? #SomeoneTellCNN

What are the trends/trajectories of that friction – awareness, connectivity, auto-translation, hashtags? #SomeoneTellCNN

How will those trajectories impact the reporting on events such as #KenyaDecides ? #SomeoneTellCNN

How will these trends impact the reporting on events/wars such as #occupyafghanistan #occupycountryx? #SomeoneTellCNN

How will the world react when invaded Country X goes silent, because invading Country Y controls communications? #SomeoneTellCNN

Does the world still have the capacity to be shocked by a whole country going off-grid? #SomeoneTellCNN

Does the world still have the capacity to be shocked by your whole country going off-grid? #SomeoneTellCNN

What chatter/noise/translation will Country Y introduce to make Country X feel about right? #SomeoneTellCNN

What chatter/noise/translation will Country Y introduce to make Country X feel about right? #SomeoneTellCNN

Who controls the means to connect, translate? #SomeoneTellCNN

(Gives a new meaning to the term “platform wars”)

What are the building blocks of that chatter, and where are they in place, and placed by whom? #SomeoneTellCNN

Given the speed at which the post-blocked narratives will come out, where will Country Y decide to block and why? #SomeoneTellCNN

Photo? Samsung ad, Nairobi.