Monday, September 05, 2005

Blog it

Television and media is not the only powerful medium in the “breaking-news” environment of today. There is a new style in which people provide first accounts on what has been happening in their place and letting people know about them. Blogging it.

Before the media got hold of what the city looks like right after the hurricane passed, there was already blogs written about it on the net. With pictures also. The first people with enough sense to take out their cameras and take a shot of the aftermath and post them together with their blog on some site can be considered the early newsmakers that have made the issue public. Media can not be at the same place at the same time but people can be. With just a few bare essentials and the picture to work for them, history is on the making.

Blogging is also where other people who want to help would have to go to know where to send their help and support. There are timely updates on the different locations and sites to visit where they can provide assistance to the victims.

If you think of it this way, blogging can be the source of news anywhere in the world. There is just enough information there and maybe the sequence of what is happening day to day to make you not wait for the news on television in the night. Or for the newspaper to come out the next morning.


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