In her blog post “What color is the social web?” Beth Kanter addresses the issue of racial integration into the social media ecosystem. Given that under-represented groups tend to have less access to computers and the internet, they are indeed under-represented online as well. But to what extent? For the moment, that question seems unanswered.
“These intellectual challenges to mainstream and other viewpoints are some of the opinions Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander-American, and black bloggers are exposing on a growing number of sites focused on social, political, and cultural issues. … But often these bloggers discard the handcuffs of their ethnic origins to tackle subjects affecting a range of racial or ethnic groups.”
Thanks to Beth Kanter for the link to the original article.