Monday, October 6, 2008
Debate: Are Blogs Good for Democracy?
I'm looking forward to reading a series of blogs posted this morning on the topic "Are Blogs Good for Democracy?" They were generated from a meeting between Arianna Huffington and the Yale Political Union.
The meeting focused on the question, "Resolved: Blogs Are Good for Democracy." According to the link in the Huffington Post, the guest speaker suggested blogs do indeed support democracy because they challenge the conventional wisdom.
After a "spirited debate," the question was approved by a vote of 33-22.
The Post article includes links to blog posts by four of the Yale students. I was alerted to the story by a post on the Social Media blog.
(Photo credit: Arianna Huffington by eyeliam, courtesy of Flickr.com)