Radio Boutros

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Community Blogs Redux

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The national media has been focused on what is universally called an historic election. Community blogs like the ones I blogged about are fulfilling the essential need of covering micro races which might not mean anything to the person across the street over the town line.

I remember a few years back going crazy trying to find local results and I found myself having to wait a full day or two (gasp!) before I could get anything. Now, much of this block by block information is updated in minutes.  Metuchen Matters and The Daily Newarker covered highly contested local races, while Barista Net and The Brooklyn Heights Blog covered the national race from the micro level.

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Written by radioboutros

November 5, 2008 at 3:33 pm

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