If you speak German, I would like to draw your attention to a podcast by Bavarian public broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk. The most recent programme in the series “Zündfunk Generator” deals with the concept of Gegenöffentlichkeit, which in German denotes the critical grassrooots media bringing the news either suppressed or neglected by the mainstream media. Particular emphasis is put on how the internet has furthered the concept of Gegenöffentlichkeit recently, including political blogging, Indymedia, Twitter, and the recent crisis in the aftermath of Iranian presidential elections. There are interviews with Geert Lovink and David Golumbia. Please also note the interview with David Golumbia in Süddeutsche Zeitung, which is also available online.
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Entry from German Wikipedia:
David Golumbia: “Twitter? Überschätzt!”