What @MayorEmanuel teaches us about real-time information flow

Information can at times move so quickly these days that it can be almost impossible to control the narrative that it creates — even one of your own creation. Dan Sinker, who created the @MayorEmanuel parody Twitter feed when Rahm Emanuel began running for mayor of Chicago, gave a fascinating look at how information flows across the real-time web at the Personal Democracy Forum, telling the story of how his feed evolved and how impossible it can be to control the narrative. “As our communications grow more and more complex, the speed that they travel and faster and faster, the voices within more volumnous, the implications of the chorus harder and harder to control.”