• All new and relevant political ideas are digitally native• ”Is web2.0 relevant to politics” is not the question – that has been answered several years ago• But the interesting things on the Web are done by others than the established political players
• ”Old parties’”ideological development has dried out along with their incapability to adopt to the new communication environment• Parties & media were moderators in the political agenda setting and implementing process
• Those ﬁlters are increasingly being bypassed• Who are the moderators now?
• The Internet does not, for now, provide a platform for negotiation and deliberation between extremes
• Does the Parliament remain as the only such functioning institution?• Does the Internet as it now is actually work towards a shattered society where decision making is increasingly difficult?
• If so, should we make every effort to build tools and develop practices for decision making on the internet?
“Our parents are grateful because they’re voting. We’re the ﬁrst generation to say that voting is worthless.”Marta Solanas, 27, Spain (New York Times)
The parties andmedia are no more there to stop us doing what theinternet enables usto do. Let’s choose wisely what we decide to do.