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November 05, 2008

Event: Weblogs and Democracy

I will be appearing on a panel on Weblogs -- Politische Tagbücher als Instrumente direkter Demokratie? next Monday, 17 November at 5pm at the Sociology and Political Sciences Library, 1090 Vienna, Rooseveltplatz 2, along with fellow bloggers Harald Otto, Laura Rudas and Hans Christian Voigt, and we'll be talking about the impact of blogs on politics and democracy in general.

As this is part of the Tagebuchtag (diary day) series of events, the panelists will also read excerpts from their blogs, meaning that apart from saying clever things about blogs, I'll also be reading brief sections from my books Cursed and Messages from the Lost Continent.

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Posted by Horst on November 5, 2008 11:46 PM to news of the world | Tell-a-friend
Jann said on November 20, 2008 08:24 PM:

I would be interested in a brief synopsis of the discussion about the impact of blogs on politics and democracy, if you care to offer one, that is.

Horst said on November 22, 2008 01:34 AM:

Due to the fact that a couple of things did not go as planned, there was no discussion after the speakers had made their statements.

The statements themselves were rather lengthy and are hard to summarize, sorry. Nobody on the panel said anything new or revolutionary. Even I merely kind of repeated my point from my paper on weblogs as part of the mass media revolution from a couple of years ago.

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