Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Future's Online

With the surfeit of comment & articles on the blogosphere about the US election, it's all too easy to let some nuggets of insight pass under the radar. That almost happened in the case of a piece by Arianna Huffington on her HuffPost site ( ).
Her comments are specifically about the role of the web in the race for the White House, but also have a resonance on this side of the Atlantic:
"Thanks to YouTube -- and blogging and instant fact checking and viral emails --it is getting harder and harder to get away with repeating brazen lies without paying a price, or to run under-the-radar smear campaigns without being exposed."
The old tactic of using the TV & the tabloids has had its day. Time's up.

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