Funny enough, it took me half a minute to find a translation into english and another half a minute to find it in a decent formating to post on this message board. I came to notice this article via a German friend (and thus in a german translation) and a minute after reading it I "pass" it on to some international friends. We are a network indeed.
Some tidbits, as a teaser for the whole article:
We do not ‘surf’ and the internet to us is not a ‘place’ or ‘virtual space’. The Internet to us is not something external to reality but a part of it: an invisible yet constantly present layer intertwined with the physical environment. We do not use the Internet, we live on the Internet and along it.
From the ocean of cultural events we pick the ones that suit us the most; we interact with them, we review them, we save our reviews on websites created for that purpose, which also give us suggestions of other albums, films or games that we might like. Some films, series or videos we watch together with colleagues or with friends from around the world; our appreciation of some is only shared by a small group of people that perhaps we will never meet face to face.
This is why we feel that culture is becoming simultaneously global and individual. This is why we need free access to it.