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Making The Web Truly Democratic


The Internet was supposed to be a powerful force for good and democracy in the world.  And it certainly opened up the world in new ways... until it didn't. 

A few big players rule the Web, Google and Amazon among them.  Ramesh Srinivasan, who teaches information studies and design media arts at UCLA, sees a future with further democratization, and a lessening of inequality. 

He describes the vision in his book Beyond the Valley: How Innovators around the World are Overcoming Inequality and Creating the Technologies of Tomorrow.  The author adds detail to his mission in this interview.   

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