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Friday, December 01, 2006

There Must Be Some Benefit in All of This

Der Spiegel features an article on the international importance of bloggery.
Authoritarian states like China, Iran and Egypt are having trouble dealing with the burgeoning number of critical online diaries. These blogs, which multiply by the second, expose news about incidents that many regimes would prefer to keep hushed up. In many countries, blogs are giving people their first real taste of democracy.
Read it here.

Much the same could be said about authoritarian structures within Western societies, whether they be in the government, big corporations, the media, the ed biz, or anywhere. Doors are being blasted open and people are beginning to glimpse the inner workings of the sausage factories.

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