Strengthen the Good

A while ago, I stumbed across Strengthen the Good, 'Using the power of weblogs for open-source charity. Don't just fight', which I posted about here a while ago.

Today, the New York Times has an article about it.

I was interested to find that it was set up by Alan Nelson of Command Post.

I haven't read Command Post very closely, however, from a quick scan. I suspect we may have different political outlooks. I believe that Command Post was credentialed by the Republicans, just as I was credentialed by the Democrats.

Nonetheless, I have great respect for Alan's work with Strengthen the Good, as well as his link to e-democracy.

Update: I just got an email from Jon Lebkowsky pointing to Rebecca MacKinnon's post about 'Blogger Corps'. Joi Ito likes this idea, as does David Weinberger. I'm a big fan of this as well. It fits well with Strengthen the Good, some of the stuff being discussed on and to a certain extent with the Investigative Blogging idea that I've been kicking around here and a bunch of other places.

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