Blogosphere: January 2008 Archives

This was originally posted on my MTV Think profile for the Street Team.

All bloggers have their issues.  Each and every one of us has a special something that we add to the digital universe.  It results in a diversity that is beautiful at the same time that it is ugly and contentious.  Even with all of our differing views there is one thing all bloggers can unite against: traditional media attacks on our new mediums of communication. 

As someone who was interviewed for, and saw first-hand how Jenn Abelson of the Boston Globe went about writing her piece "MTV wants digital army to bring back the buzz", I can say that Abelson not only wrote an unfair new media attack piece, but she also went about gathering her information with what seemed to be the explicit purpose of undercutting the legitimacy of new media.  You only have to read the first two sentences of Abelson's piece to understand where I'm coming from:

Short Blog Round-Up

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Rather than comment on these two entries, I just thought I'd point people to them because they deserve to be read.

I've been meaning to write something on how the prison industry in the U.S. has looked to migrant detention for growth and profits, but I don't think there's a better person that could have taken this on than XP.  I'll certainly be linking back to his post a whole lot.

Also, Renata Avila of Global Voices recently put together an excellent post on migrants.  Yes, she mentioned Citizen Orange but rather than read the small part of the post she dedicates to me check out what some other Guatemalans are saying.  Beautiful stuff.

I'm Back

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It's been a long time away from my computer.  Time that has done me good, I feel.  I'm fortunate enough to have wonderful friends that have picked up my slack with insightful posts.  Changeseeker has hit Citizen Orange in full force, and I trust you've all enjoyed her writing as much as I have over the years.  I will write more fully tomorrow about my time away and the new year, but for now I just wanted to let everyone know that it's good to be back.

happy New Year!

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Let's make 2008 a better year than 2007 turned out to be for migrants and their families in the U.S. and elsewhere.  Fash has some good New Year's resolutions for migrants and their allies over at the Open Borders Lobby.  Check them out

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This page is a archive of entries in the Blogosphere category from January 2008.

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