[Air-L] Wikileaks- possible without the internet?
murero.monica at gmail.com
Sun Dec 5 08:34:43 PST 2010
In our community of Internet Researchers it makes sense that academics
and scholars are interested in WikiLeaks from an interdisciplinary
perspective. Regardless our personal view about the controversial
phenomenon of publishing secret documents, and its implications, the
event raises a question: would this have been possible without the
WikiLeaks gathers, verifies, releases information to the general
public via the internet. The "cables" released to the public come
from the Secret Internet Protocol Router Network, or SIPRNet, the
worldwide US military internet system. Millions of people as we speak
read the cables on the web, share them via social media all over the
world, read blogs, twitt about it, upload vlogs on uTube, join
WikiLeaks groups on Facebook at an unprecedented rapid diffusion
rate , and without any possibility of control or arrest. Even the next
super-secret tranche of documents is ready to be released from a
popular online file sharing service:
I think this case is already internet history and it will be studied
in future textbooks.
Anyone interested in collaborating on a WikiLeaks interdisciplinary
panel submission to the Seattle conference?
Monica Murero , Ph.D.
AoIR Exec, 2003-2009; AoIR Treasurer, 2005-2009
AoIR Lifetime Member
Director E-Life International Institute
Associate Professor in Politics of e-Government
and in Sociology of New Technology
University Federico II, Italy
Consultant, World Health Organization
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