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Brookfield teen takes up big topics

Published: Tue, July 3, 2007 @ 3:51 p.m.

BROOKFIELD —   A township teenager has been participating in online blogging for the past six years and recently took a step toward using his blogs for activism.

Justin Higgins hopes to rally his generation around politics and current events.

News, politics, opinion and discussion are all over the Internet, and it seems almost anyone can post thoughts on   any topic in online forums.

Higgins, now 17, searching blog sites after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. He was looking for anything that anyone had to say about the events. Only 11 at the time, Higgins said he understood the impact of what had just happened and wanted to talk about it.

“After 9/11, I started analyzing the events going on in the world. I was a computer junkie so I looked to the web to see what people were saying about them,” he said.

He found a website that would let him set up his own blog at no charge and began writing about issues such as   the war on terror and abortion, taking a more conservative stance than his Democrat parents.

For more, see Wednesday's Vindicator and Vindy.com

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