We now live in the age of mass amateurization.Shirkey describes mass amateurization as a change in the traditional media ecosystem where professional journalist's and, photographers no longer monopolize the way media is distributed. Members of society themselves become journalist's able to publish media by themselves. The internet allowed bloggers and people wanting to relate information the resources to reach out to everyone in the world in a matter of seconds without the approval of mother. A person no longer needs to be a professional journalist to deliver ground breaking news to billions of people. The internet gives people access to sites like Blurb.com, Myspace, Twitter, and Facebook where photo's and news can be distributed by non professionals. Sites like these allow access to a multitude of information that is constantly being updated every second by amateur journalist's; far quicker than the traditional ways of delivering news. Today everyone can be considered journalist capable of relaying information to anyone at anytime anywhere in the world.
blurb.com where I uploaded my photos, created my book and published it. I also have the book listed for sale where others can preview it and purchase. If a person has more than one book that they published that person is given their own online book store on Blurb.com. I am positive that for a professional photographer 20 years ago things were not so easy and the profession of being a successful photographer was limited to "professionals" Shirkey states " It used to be hard to move words, images and sounds from creator to consumer." (Shirkey 59) Now doing those things are as simple as the click of the enter button on a P.C and the need for professionals in media is becoming a lost art like that of the scribes.