Encouraging Accountability through Personal Publishing. There's an increasing sense today that many of our most powerful institutions have become disconnected from the ordinary citizens they are supposed to represent. From questions about the accuracy and bias of the media to concerns over accountability of elected officials and government policy, there is a lack of communication and understanding between these organizations and the people who grant them their power.
Despite these concerns, it seems that the personal publishing phenomenon is having a positive impact on these strained connections. We try to stay away from the more outrageous hyperbole about weblogs being “revolutionary,” but the overall trend towards expressiveness and immediacy on the web has already had a noticeable effect. … [Six Log]