James Borton writes: "At the time of this Asian tragedy, and with so many challenges facing the region, the bloggers have provided a common space on which grief and charity have been fully expressed." Note special mention of MediaChannel affiliate Malaysiakini.com.
Also read Om Malik's assessment at Business 2.0: "While most networks . . . were regurgitating wire service copy and the same six minutes of videotape, Americans were turning to weblogs for the latest news and to peer-to-peer services like BitTorrent for videos, most of them shot by amateurs."