One hundred thousand blogs are added to the blogosphere per day, according to the home page of the “blogon 2005 Social Media Summit.”
Yahoo Inc. announced on Monday, the 10th of October, that “it will begin featuring the work of self published bloggers side by side with the work of professional journalists, leveling the distinction between the two.”
Blogging is beginning to enter the consciousness of mainstream America, but can we be so enthused as to call blogging a revolution? Probably not. While Blogging is not a revolution, it is becoming another tool, a means, towards a greater end — human connection and conversation on a global scale.
For me, this kind of connectivity and conversation provides another place for telling the greatest of all human stories: how and where the story of Jesus intersects with the story of us. Moreover, the blogosphere also provides an unprecedented opportunity for discovering, developing and deploying leaders to lead in the conversation of “what it means to be human” throughout the western world and beyond.
While blogging is not the revolution blogs can certainly be use by revolutionaries compelled to advance humanity. In the same way, though not everyone will blog, blogging is an emerging 21st century tool with potential we musn’t ignore.
What do you think?
into the mystic…