Attack of the house, not the end of Power
It is really interesting that South Korea’s newly president, Park is world-first president who elected by helping internet reply comments. It is unique, but worth studying. During last presidential election campaign, several NIS(National Intelligence Service, like CIA in US, MOSSAD in Israel) agents made comments, biased incumbent party in NAVER(South Korea’s dominant internet provider) and Twitter.
There are big controversies that intelligent agency played big role in domestic politics rather than gathering information on foreign affairs and North Korea. It was totally wrong.
It proved that legacy power groups used internet activities like internet reply comments, tweets, facebook newsfeeds. It worked well in domestic politics even presidential election campaign.
I would like say that legacy power groups whatever nationality, ethnic already recognise how they smartly can use internet. Not only South Korea, but legacy powers in Russia, Turkey, Brazil use internet and social media to curve public opinion favorable.
After Mobile, Social and Data era, Power is already distributed. There are no absolute power in digital age. It is explained ‘The end of Power’. Some expert argue that square politics(Tahrir square, Taksim square, union square, city hall square and so on) have overpassed house politics(White house, Blue house, house of common and so on ) But, I don’t quite agree ‘The end of Power’ I’d rather say ‘Count-attack of the house’
In this world, legacy powers even terrorist also use digital technology to keep their regime. They know a Network. They have legacy law and have institutions.
They always grab a chance to keep power. Democratic revolution in Egypt is good example. Most people in the world know Hosni Mubarak, but don’t know who is next president of Egypt after Tahrir Square revolution. It is Muslim Brothers, not democratic group.
Legacy power with digital is more powerful than just power.