CNN: No, Obama Cannot Control The Internet

Jillian Bandes
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Posted: Sep 03, 2009 10:47 AM
CNN actually sought the counsel of experts to prove it.

As the country's messy debate about health care reform continues, some online observers are starting to wonder if Obama has lost his grip on Internet discourse.

They're also wondering if it's possible for any one person -- no matter how powerful -- to control public dialogue on a medium like the Internet, where conversations are driven by millions of users instead of TV pundits and heads of state.

So, Obama just isn't powerful enough to control the internet? Or he is being overshadowed by others who are less powerful overall but have more internet-power? Are these people taking internet steroids? If so, how is the President supposed to get some of those?

More importantly, how am I supposed to get some of those?