Semiotic Democracy

Palfrey and Gasser (2016) used the term semiotic democracy to describe the effects of participatory content creation on society. They observed, “any citizen with the skills, time, and access to digital technologies to do so may reinterpret and reshape the stories of the day” (p. 233).

It appears high school students are providing us with the type case for this phenomenon.

Palfrey, J. G., & Gasser, U. (2016). Born digital: How children grow up in a digital age.