On bridge builders

Ethan Zuckerman‘s “Making room for the third world in the second superpower” provided another angle for the digital democracy theme in Jim Moore and Joi Ito‘s essays.

“Solving the caring problems will require a focus on bridge builders: expatriates writing about their adopted nations for their countrymen at home; Peace Corps, Britain’s Voluntary Service Organization and other volunteers blogging about their countries of service; exchange students; non-governmental organization workers. These people are well positioned to tell us about events in other nations in terms we can understand…one of the most productive steps the weblog community could take to ensure its inclusiveness is to arm people living outside their home country with weblog tools..”