In, I Blog, Therefore I Am a piece in David Kline’s Blog! How the Newest Media Revolution is Changing Politics, Business, and Culture Kline urges the readers to see the effect of the accessibility of blogs to everyone, not just the typical elite, educated scholars. Kline emphasizes this with saying that we have already witnessed this dramatic shift in the way that political bloggers have played such a high profile role in bringing about change in the political arena. He also argues that it is affecting the cultural and arts arena.
In my view, however the traditional elite’s opinion will always hold sway over any others. It doesn’t matter that the ordinary now has a voice as well, the elites opinion will still be respected more that the non-elites. I think it’s a great thing that the ordinary person now has the access to voice their own opinion in matters where before their opinion didn’t count. Just because their voices are now being heard doesn’t mean that the elite’s voice will not. In fact all one has to do is make sure that they know whose opinion they are hearing, and make their judgments based on that.