Blogging Activism or creation of a Trolldom?

I fully support the fact that VFW/NAACP are getting online and putting their voice out in the open where millions can read it. Promoting blogging activism is wonderful. But do your homework before you start slandering pioneers of the technology you’re promoting.

Some members of the CAM Mafia such as Dave Winer just might find that traditional political bases start counting more than who has the latest and greatest technology or the best connections at Ivy League campuses.

I find that such attacks on Dave Winer obviously very amusing. If the author bothered to speak to Dave at the latest conference in the Triangle and read Dave’s work, they would know that he is more cynical about MSM “getting it.” Did I mention that Dave Winer has not been a part of the Cambridge crowd for quite a few years now?
Another flaw lies with your theory of best-connections based argument. Greensboro has fiber running straight into downtown right under the Guilford Building. DukeNet leases the bandwidth as do some local ISPs. While Ivy leagues also run fiber, this little southern city is pretty high up on the technological factors when it comes to bandwidth.
I’m also surprised with the blogging activism comments that there wasn’t a mention for Downhill Battle, Public Knowledge, Civic Space Labs, and others whom have paved the way for your current movement.
Personally, I feel sorry for those associated with this comment since I know they’re doing a great work for the community and they are being associated with an article with some issues on fact-checking. Keep up the good work: Tara, Dan and Ross.
Blogging activism. heh. Call it cynicism, but seems like a great start on creating a trolldom. And that is so 1997, just like the technology.

GiT
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  • Ben, slight difference of opinion on one point. By “best connections”, I think in the context that David used it, he meant “political” or “high society” connections. Not actual internet connections.

  • Ben, slight difference of opinion on one point. By “best connections”, I think in the context that David used it, he meant “political” or “high society” connections. Not actual internet connections.

  • darkmoon

    Ahh… well that scratches out two sentences of my opinion. *laugh* rest still holds true. Networking.. never thought to read about it that way. Obviously I’m more techie minded than socio. *laugh* In any case, networks are what you make of it. True, Ivy Leaguers have more money behind their networks but in all cases it still doesn’t tell me where Dave fits in. He was never an Ivy Leaguer.

  • darkmoon

    Ahh… well that scratches out two sentences of my opinion. *laugh* rest still holds true. Networking.. never thought to read about it that way. Obviously I’m more techie minded than socio. *laugh* In any case, networks are what you make of it. True, Ivy Leaguers have more money behind their networks but in all cases it still doesn’t tell me where Dave fits in. He was never an Ivy Leaguer.