Singer-songwriter David Rovics: "Facebook killed the internet"

Broadcast January 2nd, 10-11:00 a.m. Central (1500 GMT) on, archived here. Note: subscribers can listen to shows on-demand before they are broadcast - and also get free downloads! If you are a subscriber, just log in to the members area of and go to the "Private Blog" to get early access to the shows. 

David Rovics does songs of social significance better than just about anyone. (Long-time listeners to Truth Jihad Radio will remember his "Reichstag Fire" bumper music back in our American Freedom Radio days.)

David's latest essay "How Facebook Killed the Internet" argues:

"Because of the technical limitations of the internet for a brief period of time, there was for a few years a happy medium found between a small elite providing most of the written content that most people in the world read, and the situation we now find ourselves in, drowning in Too Much Information, most of it meaningless drivel, white noise, fog that prevents you from seeing anywhere further than the low beams can illuminate at a given time."

We also discuss music's potential to touch emotions, build community, and inspire quests for truth and justice; where the world may be heading in 2015; and much more.

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