Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Blogs Are Dinner Table Forum of Change In China

Seems that its not only in America that blogs are changing the free flow of information and public opinion and removing the filter of the press, its happening in China and in a big way due to blogs per the NYT:

China Blogs

Per the article:

The new wave of blogging took off earlier this year. In the past, a few pioneers of the form stood out, but now huge communities of bloggers are springing up around the country, with many of them promoting one another's online offerings, books, music or, as in Mu Mu's case, a running, highly ironic commentary about sexuality, intellect and political identity.

"The new bloggers are talking back to authority, but in a humorous way," said Xiao Qiang, director of the China Internet Project at the University of California, Berkeley. "People have often said you can say anything you want in China around the dinner table, but not in public. Now the blogs have become the dinner table, and that is new.

Sounds like a very positive development, blog on China.......................