- Gatekeeper

As we explore the role of the Internet, as a medium that is changing our lives, we come across in an important term: the gatekeeper. A gatekeeper is a person who has access to a particular medium and can disseminate ideas with it. One can think of an editor at a publishing house as a gatekeeper; one who determines who may, or may not publish. Gatekeepers seem to hold the key to publishing. The term is often used when talking about how the Internet has democratized our world, for better or worse, by eliminating the role of the gatekeeper.  

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