Just as Internet fandom doesn’t necessarily reap box office earnings, Internet leaks don’t always translate into real world political change. For all its disclosures, a politically apathetic public greeted WikiLeaks. Real change takes more than freedom of information, it requires people’s willingness and ability to act upon it online and off as well.
I don’t want to be contactable at every instant, or ever-present in the virtual world. We have adopted a new lifestyle without giving enough thought to what it means to be constantly sharing aspects of our lives on our thin simulacrums online.