Blogging means more and better ideas
As a blogger, you work to generate fresh and innovative content. If you don't, no readers come. Everyone can blog, which results in massive amounts of easily accessible information. While some see this as an information glut, Evan Williams sees power in the democratization of media.
In the hands of the people, many more voices speak, making the bubbling up of truth possible. It becomes harder to conceal. In the past, speaking in the media was reserved for a select few, but in the hands of bloggers, the massive number of voices means that people are not silenced and power is not isolated with the elite.
Driving each blogger, according to Alex Tabarrok, is the need to convey important information quickly before losing the attention of the reader. Both forces combined, people empowered with voice in the media and the desire to share valuable content quickly, create a driving force of change in the direction of truth.
However, there are forces that resist truthful information, and frankly, a lot of people out there who have no significant point to make. Despite this, if the forces Williams and Tabarrok describe are strong enough, the massive thrust of voices with powerful, important content will push the internet as a vehicle for truth. In the end, the power for finding that truth will always be the responsibility of the individual reader who scours the web.
Truth and powerful content are cloaked in the glut of spam information, fed by those who aim to exploit and gain advantage. If you are a critical reader, you can see through the spam to find the pockets of wisdom that exist on the internet. As you share the great content through social media, the hope is that the majority will elevate the useful information, forcing the spam content to recede into the background.
You will also enjoy these power quote pairs:
What are your thoughts and the power and potential of blogging to find truth and make change?
By Darin L. Hammond
Darin works for BlogCatalog, owns and writes at ZipMinis.com, and freelances as a writer and designer. Darin Publishes across the web on sites like Technorati, BC Blog, Blog Critics, Broowaha, Demand Media Studios, SteamFeed, and Social Media Today. Find Darin on Google+.