Il famossissimo blogger Joi Ito e stato a Roma. Ora, stando al suo report, ha soggiornato in un alberghetto del centro con una discreta vista, poi ha incontrato gente di Indymedia e ha cenato in un centro sociale. Ecco le sue considerazioni sull’Italia:
Internet penetration in Italy is quite low and the Berlusconi media machine controls most of what people see. On the other hand, the left wing are fighting hand and fist (literally) with the right wing radicals. Free speech was something that people were fighting for, in many cases outside of the law. At a tactical level, my discussion about freedom of expression and our “Infrastructure of Democracy” idea of fighting bad speech with more good speech sounded a bit idealistic. What was interesting to me was the power and the energy of the alternative media movement. It reminds me of my theory on good alternative music. When there is a huge force pressing down on freedoms, sub-cultures with more creativity and power are likely to form.