Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Over 10,000 Posts
On this blog. The majority are mine and quite a few of them still stand the test of time (says she, smugly).
Which is a good lead-in to the fact that the emergence of blogs and other similar devices has opened the public conversations to many more people than was the case in the past. Most of that is excellent, some of that is terrible. The latter because now even the nastiest of humans can have an Internet presence and because their little hives of mutual reinforcement are psychologically dangerous.
But the positive outweighs the negative, I believe, and over time the (mythological) Wild West aspect of the cyberspace will be reined in and tamed. The trick is to make certain that the democratic aspect of the net will not be endangered by that.