Chilean Bloggers: What happened with our Politics Blogging?

Roberto Arancibia, a well known blogger in Chile, posts that we are only ten days away from the presidential and parliamentary elections and that political Blogs should be burning hot, but….why aren't they?

Most of the comments agree that blogs are not mainstream or still too “elite”. Maria Elena said that “young people are not interested in politics,” while Christian thinks the candidates don’t really have arguments to debate, so they don’t need to use blogs.

“Politicians use their blogs to post speeches and press releases”, comments Angela. And Pato M said that it “is because it's the end of the year”.

Carlos Valencia thinks that it is common for politicians to react late to small revolutions. He and Nadia comment that no candidate offers true participative democracy, while another Carlos also emphasizes that we have to “democratize democracy”.

The majority of political speech is about participative democracy, but why they don’t use blogs as a platform of participatory politics?


  • Ya, si todos ellos comentan en inglés para que los capos de Harvard les entiendan… Siempre tengo que andar bajando los humos de los homos chilensis… Lo que más me sorprende, es que, para hacer este post, hayan investigado “hasta lo que uno dice y piensa”, es decir, investigar los “comentarios” que uno realiza sobre un tema, en algún blog, y luego acotarlos aquí. S o r p r e n d e n t e. Me siento observado…
    Sobre lo de la política… En enero a nadie le va a importar…
    (I’m not comment in english because I only can write f*ck you…)

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