Thursday, March 03, 2005
The Volokh Conspiracy links to a newspaper article written by the man himself for the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

The point he makes that is key, in my opinion, is this one:
First, blogs usually link to the sources they discuss. A blogger who says some newspaper article erred will generally link to the article, and to the data that supposedly proves the article wrong. Blog readers can then see the facts for themselves. Newspaper readers can't do that.
Primary information versus secondary information for me is the key. While I think it is interesting to read or hear what someone else thinks (and the many perspectives you will read via blogs is another key strength), the fact that most blogs link to the primary material is why I think the medium is so valuable.

One of the things I think is being lost in American society, and perhaps society generally, is the ability to think critically - to think and form opinions for yourself. And it seems to me that blogs are a step in the right direction towards correcting that situation.
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