We are now living in a globalized world where ICTs are becoming increasingly influential. The power of communication is questioned as the existing order is challenged by a counter-power : the power of ICTs. How does the media act as an environment in this network society?
"The concept of knowledge management is purely an academic topic and has very little relevancy to the real world. When consultants start promoting it as if it is the central piece of strategy or oganizaion, I have a problem with it.
When companies are thinking to hire a Chief Knowledge Officer to do the job of managing knowledge, we should first consider Chief Culture Officer or Chief Common Sense Officer, Chief Foresight Officer, Chief Politics Bashing Officer or Chief Human factor Officer. These are more practical."
It's the antidote to the consumerism and cynicism that define our culture.
Using Manuel Castells as a reference, the power of ICTs become apparent in a setting of social movements. They create a space of public discussion and debate that can be compared to Habermas' public sphere. The power of communication is evident as activists act as a counter-power challenging the existing order and institutions in place.