I thought it was interesting when Professor Levinson talked about how they figured out a system that once again did not cost money. I have to wonder if people would pay for Myspace or Facebook. Class vote? I also wonder if we did have to pay if we would have more rights over the content/pictures on our pages.
I think the idea of being able to get your foot in the door without middlemen or experts through all forms of new new media is fascinating. Like Mariel said in her post below this activism in social media within the field one is interested in shows extreme initiative. Journalists have the ability to show off their writing skills through a blog or open news forum. Photographers can upload high quality images to various sites. It seems there are endless opportunities thanks to new new media in all industries.
Just a side note that is kind of interesting, in my marketing class last year we looked at the Myspace to Facebook breakdown in the country and found that Myspace has a greater following in the middle of the country while Facebook is much more popular on the coasts.