In his new book, The Big Disconnect: Why the Internet Hasn’t Transformed Politics (Yet), Personal Democracy Forum founder Micah Sifry asks a very good question: what ever happened to the prediction that a radically cheapened cost of connection would displace traditional political gatekeepers, not only radically opening up politics, but also producing a real shift in the balance of power?
Ganz, Marshall. "Why Hasn’t ‘Big Data’ Saved Democracy?" Review of The Big Disconnect: Why the Internet Hasn’t Transformed Politics (Yet), by Micah Sifry. The Nation, October 17, 2014.