Blogging Summit @ UVA

By: Philip Stewart
By: Philip Stewart

June 16, 2006

Even the least internet or computer savvy person out there, has probably at least heard about "blogging." It's one of the newest and most popular ways to share info online.

On Friday Virginia was the only state to gather political bloggers from both sides of the aisle into one room.

The Sorensen Institute held the Summit on Blogging and Democracy. The event brought together writers from some of Virginia's top political weblogs.

Blogging goes as far back as 1994, but most political blogging sites became popular during the last presidential election and some get thousands of hits everyday, which often impact public opinion.

This afternoon Virginia's Attorney General kicked off the summit.

"this is a critically important new medium that involves the free exchange of local, state, and federal politics," said Bob McDonnell, the Commonwealth's Attorney General. "It's a lot of people that know and understand the political world that want to exercise their first amendment rights."

The Sorensen Institute also hoped to use the event to come up with a code of ethics.

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