who is defining reality?

If you followed some of the recent German news, you may know that German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg resigned from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet after weeks of mounting pressure after a crowd driven wiki called Guttenplag proved  him plagiarizing significant portions of his doctoral dissertation.

Now this wiki is nominated for the major German journalism award the Grimme Preis. The interesting thing to think about is, how do wikileaks, wikipedia or other crowd driven web communication alter our anticipation of what is reality and what is not.

This can be discussed on a broad scale – from PR or propaganda leading to attack Iraq as well as who is defining what the next trend is…

via: http://www.grimme-institut.de/html/index.php?id=1142#c8335

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