Comment on the cathartic public sphere by Michelle Xu

I found your thoughts to be a very interesting representation of history repeating itself. To me, it seemed like the Internet allowed users and the common man to have a voice, and maybe in the beginning stages of the Internet people were able to find news beyond newspapers and radio stations, both of which would be controlled by the government or big businesses. It’s crazy to speculate this far into the future, but what if the Internet becomes so saturated with advertising and big business control that something like the Internet 2.0 emerges? Would we leave the Internet to join a newer community?