Vote.com: Influence, and the Internet is Giving Power Back to the People (Google eBook)
As the print and broadcast media-commonly referred to as the Fourth Estate-falters and fails, a new social and political force is rising in power. The Fifth Estate, as Morris has dubbed it, is made up of the rapidly growing number of voters who use Internet technology. This army of younger citizens with easy access to information and a direct link to their representatives heralds a new dawning of democracy, putting political power back into the hands of the people.
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PART ONE HOW THE INTERNET IS TAKING OVER
PART TWO LESSONS OF THE UNIMPEACHMENTHOW THE FOURTH ESTATE BLEW IT
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