The Internet is argued to be the most participatory medium ever developed. It is was originally developed with taxpayer funding and built to ensure that no one entity owned (or could control) the entire network. The Internet allows users to define what applications and services to run and which hardware and devices to use. However, the democratic potential of the Internet is being threatened by structural changes that, if left unchecked, will limit future innovation and participation. If these trends continue, the Internet will become a feudalised space, one that limits freedoms while benefiting powerful gatekeepers.

This Prezi presentation explores the origin of the feudal system and how it has transformed and is applied today.


3 thoughts on “iFEUDALISM

  1. Madeleine says:

    This is one of the better posts on the week’s topic i’ve read!
    Your text explanation on your blog is a really concise explanation of digital feudalism.
    Your prezi is also a simple and effective summary. You’ve really utilised prezi’s ability to show ‘ideas in context’ by mapping out content visually. It’s not easy to condense complex ideas and you’ve managed to do this, well done!
    For your own reading, you may be interested in this article. It actually counters the idea that apple’s ‘walled garden’ will persevere it’s dominance > http://theconversation.com/apple-at-40-can-walled-garden-thrive-in-the-new-digital-era-57025

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  2. Noelle says:

    This post was a good one to read! Not only did you explain Feudalism very well in a short and concise post, your Prezi really complimented this week’s topic! Your Prezi was very well set out and provided key information about Feudalism and how it all started. By using Apple’s closed operating system as your example I think it really tied together the feudalism concept. I’d recommend reading this article on how Apple is breaking down its walled gardens to draw in more consumers. http://www.forbes.com/sites/parmyolson/2016/06/13/apple-is-breaking-down-its-walled-garden-to-keep-selling-iphones/#2a652e832cec, overall great post!

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