Sarah Brown of BBC Online writes today about Iraqi bloggers. She includes a wonderful pull-quote from a blogger named Nabil: “I always wait for the electricity to work to get on the internet… because I think it’s the only thing which makes me feel I am living my life.” An important reminder that it’s awfully hard to blog in the dark — and about the darkness, for that matter.
“… because I think it’s the only thing which makes me feel I am living my life.”?
Hmmm … i’m not sure that’s a great quote.
Anyway, I love the irony of a highly-gatekeepered publication, doing an article
on careful selected palatable Westernized A-list writers, quoting a Harvard figure. on
how “ordinary citizens” are supposedly becoming the driving force behind the global news agenda.