A revista "Wired" de Julho (nova edição britânica) contém o artigo de Kevin Kelly intitulado "The New Socialism", que começa assim:
"Wikipedia, Flickr and Twitter aren't just revolutions in online social media. They're the vanguard of a new cultural movement. Forget about state ownership and five-year plans. A global collectivism society is coming - and, this time round, you're going to like it".
O paralelismo entre o velho e o novo socialismo é resumido num quadro:
"The old socialism / The new socialism
Authority centralized among elite pressionals / Power distributed among ad hoc participants
Limited resources dispensed by the state / Unlimited free cloud computing
Forced labour in government factories / Volunteer group work à la Wikipedia
Property owned in common / Sharing protected by Creative Commons
Government controlled information / Real-time twitter and RSS feeds
Harsh penalties for criticizing leaders / Passionate views in sites like the Huffington Post."
O texto completo encontra-se aqui.