As a human race, we have always looked for ways to change our world and make it a better place. We have evolved in our thinking, in our technology, and in our cultures. The Internet has allowed us to evolve even more rapidly, and bloggers are constantly changing the world, making it a better place one blog at a time.
As a human race, we no longer have to wait for our various governments to tell us what they want us to know, or worry too much about them hiding things from us. Ordinary people, just like you, will find that information and share it on their blog. Other bloggers will read that blog and blog about it, and the information will spread like wildfire even if the original blogger lives in a country that does not support free speech. Where there is a will, and information that needs to be shared, a way to share that information will always present itself.
The same is true for journalism. We no longer have to depend on professional journalists or news organizations to determine what is newsworthy, or what is not worth mentioning. We can read what they want us to read, and we can also find what they didnt think was important by searching blogs on various topics that interest us. What is not important to some is extremely important to others.
Blogging has also made us more tolerant as a human race. While racism still exists in the offline world, you will find that there is very little racism on the Internet. Oh, it exists there are hate websites out there, if that is what you are looking for - but it does not exist to the extent that it does offline. Blogging allows us to be human, in all of our glory, and to let others know and realize that we are human no matter what color our skin is, what language we speak, or what our religious beliefs are.
The war on terrorism is the first war to be chronicled on the Internet, as it is in progress. We are able to hear what is really going on, and what living in a war torn country is really like by individual bloggers who have a front row seat, and even bloggers who are on that stage. While this doesnt stop the war, it may give our future generations better insight as to what war is really like, and possibly prevent future wars from occurring.
Blogs influence politics as well, and help to bring about political and social change. Blogs have exposed terrorists, corrupt politicians, brought scandals to light, and thwarted criminal activity. Individual bloggers citizens of humanity have become watch dogs and are reporting any and all wrong-doing that they see.
As the blogosphere grows and evolves, blogging will become even more important to human society as a whole. As long as ordinary people have a voice, the world will continue to change and improve, in leaps and bounds.