Feudalism Today

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We’re in the middle of an ongoing battle for power within cyberspace. Here, a legacy driven content model exists on one end of the spectrum and on the other, distributed and nimble niches of information aggregation stand. We as users of this medium, can recognise the restrictions and surveillance within this environment and addresses the notion of a ‘walled garden‘; where a control network surrounds the user’s access to the internet content and services.

This Prezi presentation delves into theย  ‘Feudalism‘ and the feudal relationship between corporations, audiences and technology. This medieval notion of built social relations has transferred and evolved through time, adapting itself to the way we now function online. An authoritarian figure is now prevalent in many aspects of information consumption and production, case studies are depicted within my remediation of this weeks topic,ย  with their adoption of power and the ways they curate only desired content and utility. This concept juxtaposes the qualities and functions of the internet where it has affected the overall integrity and interactivity of this ‘free’ space.

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5 thoughts on “Feudalism Today

  1. Great post! Your prezi had great information that helped to back up your arguments throughout the post. Your post helped to dive deeper into Feudalism and the feudal relationship between corporations, audiences and technology, as well as how this concept juxtaposes the qualities and functions of the internet where it has affected the overall integrity and interactivity of this โ€˜freeโ€™ space. I would love to hear more of what your views are on this topic so defiantly be sure to include that in an upcoming posts.
    Canโ€™t wait to read more!

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  2. Nice to see you’re using mediums other than memes. The prezi itself was very interesting to go through and had relevant evidence to back up your points. It really is a crazy age we live in where this kind of stuff happens.

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  3. this is a super in-depth blog post. I wasnโ€™t fully aware of the concept of feudalism but your blog post helped me understand the topic in a more specific way. Particularly when you make reference to
    the feudal relationship between corporations, audiences and technology, really beneficial. A great read!

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