Newsom: The whole idea is this: Right now, we have a broadcast model of governing. You vote and I decide. You understand this intimately. You’ve seen the contours of this change in the media and certainly in the music industry. Big is getting small and small is getting big. Technology has the ability to level the playing field.
Colbert: What the fuck does any of that mean? The big is getting small and the small is getting big? What are you talking about? Is there a glossary? Is there a bullshit translator?
Gavin’s not being deliberately obtuse. He’s trying to translate how we, as voters, can utilise social currency to increase growth and drive conversations. If we can ignite the existing community by amplifying the experience with relevant and engaging policy, we can all be, as McLuhan said, “governance megaphones.”