Wednesday, September 5, 2007
HW 3: Toward a More Participatory Democracy
In Kline and Burstein's Blog! How the Newest Media Revolution is Changing Politics, Business, and Culture, they discuss 12 key points of blogging. The one key point that I was most effected by was the fact that blogging is considered a global way of communicating. Until I read this I did not realize how popular and important blogging has become. It's shocking to read about the fact that even in France people post blogs about things they are unhappy about within their government and politics. The involvement with politics in blogging is interesting. I was never aware of how much blogging effected certain aspects of society. Within the key point Kline and Burstein mention many countries that pop up on different blog sites which shows how global blogging really is getting. The fact that countries like Iraq and Iran have discovered ways of posting blogs is awesome to find out about. Blogs going global is a great way of communicating to people in other countries too.