St. Blog's Church

America's most vibrant parish?

As a librarian and information specialist, I have a professional interest in the social aspects of the Internet, particularly its use by activists (of several political stripes) and those who lack access to conventional forums of public debate. (Anyone who doubts the efficacy of the Internet as a means of “people power” should talk to China’s Internet censors.) The segment of the Internet that fosters this kind of dynamic grassroots effort is powered by e-mail and...

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About the Author

Rachelle Linner, a librarian, lives in Boston. She was senior information analyst at the search engine Northern Light from 1996 to 2003.