By Shepard Ambellas & JG Vibes
September 27, 2013
With the advancement of technology, now your everyday savvy citizen can capture the moment and report it to the masses via social media advancements.
Shepard Ambellas, founder of Intellihub.com (Image: Shade the Motion Picture)
Update: Shepard Ambellas appeared on Coast to Coast AM Friday Sept. 28, 2013, hosted by John B. Wells. You can find the details of the broadcast in the following post entitled, “Powerful Changes to Come as Americans Aren’t Having It“
We Are the Media
For nearly 100-years the press in America has been controlled to some extent. However recently that has all changed with the increasing advancement of technology and the free-thinking approach of citizen journalism. Now, pretty much everyone with an Internet connection can have a voice and express themselves to some degree.
While for so long the media has been a tool of control because it was nearly impossible for the average person to speak their mind over a public platform. Even people who are lucky enough to become reporters at their local news station will likely still not be able to speak their own mind unless they want to risk being fired.
Now with the Internet, the barrier of entry has been lowered and anyone with an Internet connection or smart-phone can now share their point of view and their evidence, with their neighbors and with the world.
Instead of being passive observers of news and current events, people have taken matters into their own hands and are now becoming the media themselves. In the past few years, thousands of independent media organizations have been popping up, and some of them like the one that I founded actually allow the readers and viewers to become reporters. This is why we call Intellihub.com the “Civilian Intelligence Agency”.
The low barrier to entry is a double-edged sword because it’s great to have more people involved, but it also means that people with bad information or intentional disinformation, i.e. agents, can easily infiltrate. keeping that in mind, we need to change the way we look at news and current events. We need to think critically and fact check every piece of information. We need to all get involved and become citizen journalists ourselves.