Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Blogs!

"Blog" is the merriam-webster word of the year!

I really can't overstate the importance of blogs forcing free speech into many countries that do not have that right. For example 5 bloggers in Iran were jailed because of their opinionated online journals. Anyone can start a blog now (look at me) and I rely on local bloggers around the world to provide me with the local news and bias. For example check out this Iraqi blog.

The number of blogs continues to grow exponentially (about 5 million now). There are blogs covering pretty much every common topic now. The news bloggers brought down Dan Rather and are doing a far better job at fact checking main stream media than was ever possible. Of course there is a large amount of garbage to weed through (like this blog). But there is a huge amount of information out there that was unavailable in the past, be sure to take advantage of it.

Oh yeah, if you are looking for a site with lawyer cartoons... look here.

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