3/08/2005

The power of blogs

..Dailykos is perhaps one of the most influential blogs in America right now, they broke the GannonGuckert mess by researching collectively. For that saga, please see JJR's blog
More relevant to the kenyan blogosphere is this entry by jandsm on march 7th, about stories that he thought the dkos community should also be shining light on. Kenyan corruption made the list: A subset of what he has on his diary entry
"This diary is about the periphery of world news: events hidden in the back of newspapers and seldom noticed on blogs - even here. Yet they effect many people. 24 hour news coverage accompanied by the internet sometimes create the illusions of total access to information.
The old filters are still in place: Too many issues remain out of sight. There are more houses in the global village then the ones on main street.
Here are four topics, I didn't find a diary about, yet are newsworthy in itself:
End of the beginning: The developments in Eastern Congo
No democracy in sight: The Elections in Kyrgystan
Government still for sale: Corruption in Kenya
Crisis in the North: The Danish minority in Germany
Forgotten: The African Pygmies"
For this kindred soul's great diary, you can check out his blog here. Its in German though he has some sections in english, if you want to thank him you can email him at trench13_at_gmx.net
Dailykos has made some significant contributions to democratic party, support for Dean amongst other achievements. Their influence is quite astounding.
The events that transpired between nation media group and Thinker in the Clay court affair remind me just how powerful the blogosphere is, and can continue to be... Its amazing what can be achieved by sharing information and getting people to act in the face of different adversities. Check out Mshairi and mental acrobatic's idea of an online portal for Kenya's heroes. Not to risk sounding too mushy, but i am inspired by the kenyan blogosphere and thankful for the comments and notes of welcome from everyone...that's my 2 cents for today!

4 Comments:

Anonymous Mama JunkYard said...

You are not being 'mushy' at all. I do believe that Kenyan bloggers are doing a fantastic job.

3/08/2005 9:04 PM  
Blogger Mshairi said...

I concur with Mama JunkYard, about you not being mushy. I feel especially proud when Kenyan bloggers, such as you, write and highlight issues important for us all.

Thanks for the link! I hope work on the portal can begin soon and that you will be able to contribute your knowledge.

3/09/2005 12:14 PM  
Blogger Githush said...

Afro,
Just wanted to thank you for your words of encouragement on my blog. Congrats on getting on to the Kenyan Blog ring

3/15/2005 5:45 PM  
Blogger Afromusing said...

Sweet, you people are great!I am happy to be part of the ring.

3/21/2005 7:28 PM  

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