Blog has become former actor's portal into new career

News makers have always had ways of getting their news and views before the public. Often with the help of public-relations professionals, they’ve held press conferences, issued statements, offered interviews. In the past decade, they’ve created Web sites, though those pages have usually contained public-relations puffery, not candid communications.|Recently, a few forward-thinking news makers have seen the power of creating their own messages. —Dan Gillmor
Blog has become former actor’s portal into new career (Mercury News)

This story places former Star Trek child actor Wil Wheaton‘s newfound success as a blogger into a greater context. Link via BlogsCanada, a site that reminds me both of what I loved about Canada when I lived there, and also why I was glad to come back to The States. (Blog on, eh?)