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June 21, 2005

Adopt a Chinese Blog

... if you have the bandwidth.

Over the weekend I was discussing blogs with someone. Although blogs have some influence here in America, American blogs' ability to actually spur change is hampered by the fact that we have (I can't believe I'm about to say this) almost free and accurate press. Sure, they lean very liberal, but there is no state control. Just a shared cultural/social system that acts as a sort of control on what is published.

But in true tyrannies like Iran and China... a thriving Shadow Media really could produce enormous changes. If people are too cowed to express their true feelings, an underground, popular media could give them some courage -- the courage that comes with realizing you're part of a big group that could kick some ass if it wanted to.

Thanks again to NickS.


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