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"Another reason why privacy could be just a passing fad, terrorism is going to get too good. [1997]"
- Larry Niven

Spotcast  
  A new form of one-to-many communication.  

I don't think anyone is really using this as a word; it's strangely evocative of podcasting or Periscope or other technology that let's one person speak to many.

And maybe the powerful would rather they didn't.

“I was thinking about a columnist . . . Tenning.”

She shrugged.

“I know about him. He isn’t with the Star now. He spotcasts.”

“That’s ... a radio—”

“Not any more. Tenning’s a hot shot now, Dave. Everybody listens to him.”

“What does he talk about?”

“Gossip. And politics. People listen — ”

Yeah, people listen to that dirty ringer, and he moulds public opinion. He moulds it the way the big boys want. That’s why they grabbed me in nineteen forty-five. I wasn’t at the top then, but I had the public ear. I was getting good audience reactions. Spotting key men to work out their plan for them —

Ringers, doppelgangers, in the right places. Painless psychology, sugar-coated propaganda. And a world moving, leaving Dave Ten- ning behind, a simply immense sphere beginning to turn from its course, gathering momentum as a thousand doppelgangers shoved it along.

From The Little Things, by Henry Kuttner.
Published by Thrilling Wonder Stories in 1946
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Compare to True-vu lenses from Earth (1990) by David Brin, fido from Riders of the Purple Wage (1967) by Philip Jose Farmer and Newstaper Gear from Flash Crowd (1972) by Larry Niven.

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