The New Dawn: Black Agency in Cyberspace

Ebeling, Mary F. E.
Radical History Review

No other medium or information technology developed during the twentieth century mirrors the transnationalism of the black world much like the Internet. Broadcast media have limited reach—broadcasts can only reach people within the boundaries of airwaves and frequencies. Telephones and fax machines, although they enable people to communicate virtually anywhere in the world, are narrowcasting media that connect only a few people at a time. But it is Internet technology's transnational character—globally networked, media-rich computers unfettered by national or geographic boundaries—that allows for multiple users in multiple locations to communicate, organize, and access data and transcend time and space by meeting in cyberspace...