I also recommend taking a look at the blog I linked to yesterday. It’s fascinating and scary…reading like a post-apocalyptic work of fiction, except real. There is information here that cannot be expressed through the news.
This demonstrates a real change that is happening in the world: blogging (and the internet in general) allows information to travel way quicker and often more accurately than traditional media like radio and television. Fifteen years ago it would have seemed crazy to be able to get a first-hand account of a disaster happening halfway around the world, in real-time as it happens, with photos and live video and everything.
Speaking of photos, the one above is both funny and demonstrative of the chaos happening in New Orleans. Wow.