i was asked to write something on the Florence trip of May 2005 for the alumnae newsletter published by the LAC every year, so i am going to engage in a cop-out post of referring you to an article that delves into the possibility that blogging may be revolutionizing political campaigning.
The link is here and the article is entitled “Political Blogs: the New Iowa?”
A teeny excerpt to pique your interest:
Media attention to blogging has exploded, in part because of a number of what I call blogthroughs, events that allowed bloggers to demonstrate their powers of instant response, cumulative knowledge, and relentless drumbeating. Those incidents included bloggers’ role in challenging the memo about President Bush’s National Guard service revealed on CBS, which may have led to Dan Rather’s resignation as anchor of the network’s evening news; video logs of the tsunami in Southeast Asia; and the high-profile use of blogs by Howard Dean’s campaign for the last Democratic presidential nomination. Now, according to various measurement and rating services such as Technorati and BlogPulse, tens of millions of Americans are blogging on all kinds of subjects, like diets, relatives, pets, sports, and sex. Bloggers include journalists, marines in Afghanistan, suburban teenagers, law-school professors, senators, and district attorneys.