Report on internet “At it’s best… encourages us to share, use our creativity, and express ourselves freely”

Stephen Downes  in his OLweekly ,Oct 17, 2014 enewsletter drew the following fromOur Digital Futuire: A Crowdsourced Agenda for Free Expression Various authorsOpen Media, 2014/10/17

“At its best,” reads the executive summary of this report, “the Internet encourages us to share, use our creativity, and express ourselves freely. It fosters the same key experiences that help us preserve our imaginations and our capacity to learn as we grow from children into adults.” Drawing from contributions from the community, the report makes three main recommendations:

 

  • Respect creators
  • Priorize free expression
  • Embrace democratic processes

“Citizens, particularly young people, are increasingly questioning the legitimacy and effectiveness of traditional models of governance and hierarchical processes of decision-making; a new method befitting the era of participation is sorely needed.”

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