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Mail & Guardian: Open Source Software Challenges Big Media

Sep 23, 2004, 00:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Vincent Maher)

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"If you look at the traditional media (cable networks, newspapers, radio) coverage of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Centre and subsequently in Afghanistan and Iraq, you'll notice they are gradually becoming more and more reliant on reporting from people who are not professional journalists.

"This new breed of citizen journalist, the person who blogs, takes photos on their mobile phone and uploads them to a mobLog (mobile weblog), records video, sends it to a video blog and participates in what is commonly becoming known as the 'We Media,' relies heavily on Open Source Software, often running on Linux servers..."

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