<a href="http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog">Ethan Zuckerman</a> gave a talk at the <a href="http://netsquared.org/">NetSquared</a> conference and gave what might be the best definition yet of citizen journalism/social software and its cultural importance and impact.  I can't and won't quote everything here -- there's too much good stuff -- but one line that resonated with me was about the need to teach others how to create content:
Our job is no longer about representing the points of view we think are important - it’s about helping to people directly affected by problems and situations to represent themselves.

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