In the last 8 years we have seen the development of Web 2.0 technologies which extend to reporting and muckraking. Sites like DailyKos and Huffington Post have arisen alongside online versions of radical publications such as Znet and Counterpunch. The radical sites have engaged in outing the dirty laundry of self proclaimed “democrats” for a long time, but the rise of mass based progressive outlets is something new to this era.
Will DailyKos and HuffPost maintain their status as primary organizers of thought in the progressive movement? More importantly, if this power remains how will it be used?
I believe there is real possibility that the infrastructure developed during the Bush Administration will be put to use in ways that can serve movements for global justice in the Obama Administration.
For this reason, I have begun to monitor several of these sites and am considering cross-posting future blog entries. The future is unwritten.