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War 2.0: perception of war by a media saturated society 309
Electronic mass media changed the way we perceive world events including military conflicts. In the 60–70-s television conveyed the horrors of Vietnam war to an ordinary American livingroom. Army was quick to learn a lesson so, for the time being, military conflicts began to be orchestrated as a television show where good defeats evil in a bloodless fight. The advent of the age of Web 2.0 and diffusion of digital technologies have made it impossible to control media coverage.
Keywords: war, Baudrillard, Web 2.0, Internet, Media Studies, Gulf War, Information Environment.