Smartmobs on journalism

Howard Rheingold publishes a speech he delivered yesterday to the graduating class of Stanford’s Communication Department.

He writes: “I am convinced that the last time young communicators faced this degree of excitement, peril, opportunity, uncertainty, and responsibility was 1776.”

And: “While all these attacks on expression are underway and barriers to communication are being put in place, people around the globe are making entirely new kinds of art and journalism. Young people in every part of the world are using and inventing blogs, wikis, mobile messaging, desktop video, digital music, online animation, social software.”