John Perry Barlow @ Hacking Society
I think this next quote really has significant implications for understanding Internet History. I think what Barlow is saying that Facebook and Google are more democratic because of how much their employees are living with the services themselves.
Quick thing, they may not Something I think is really worth considering. This is a heterodox view. I recently realized I visited Facebook and Google, with a bunch of U.N. human rights ambassadors, and listen to the spiel. And it dawned on me, that in some weird way they may be the most democratic institutions I’ve ever seen, because they actually consist of their constituents.
And if you think about how of Facebook has morphed extremely rapidly over the course of its history, and how Google has morphed. I think they feel what their constituents are manifesting and react to it almost in ways that they can’t see themselves.