The Democratization of Local Commerce and the Future of Physical Exchange

by Steven Jacobs
In 2011, Om Malik, the founder of GigaOm and one of the early pioneers of blogging on the web, wrote a short but influential essay introducing the concept of a distribution democracy in media. He argued that universal access to broadband networks would eviscerate the long-time role of the media industry as gatekeepers of information, forcing these companies to compete with hund ...Read the full article


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