Despite its length, this book offers an entertaining read, introducing much more topics than I would have expected of the subject web and politics:
- illusionary expectations and explanations without real clues how to deal with the new possibilites
- transfer of old communication metaphors on new media that might lead to erroneous decisions
- political education vs entertainment that rather sidetracks citicens of totalitarian states
- censorship & control
- propaganda through the new media
- observation of citicens' online behaviour
- online activism instead of real help
- treatment of freedom of mind in the US vs expectations from foreign (less developed) countries
- development of communication channels in the past
The author manages to convey lots of knowledge of theory and practice at the moment and in the past.
One point of criticism refers to the chapter headings that sound nice but do not give a clue on what to expect.