Blogger Manifesto “blogging is the first journalistic model that actually harnesses rather than merely exploits the true democratic nature of the web”.
There has been a LOT written, about this activity of blogging, recently. Why people do it, where it is headed etc etc. I’ve read most of the major ones and, to be honest I can agree with them all. However I fear that the collective voice the bloggers represent is unlikely to become a reliable source of journalism or radically change the way news and information is handled. YES there has been an explosion recently, but I think it is more tied to the lack of direction the Internet has suddenly developed (no more vortals.. eh what’s next?). I’m still not 100% sure why I do this, although I’m pretty sure it’s more for me than you (sorry).
In case you missed them:
NY Times: Is Weblog Technology Here to Stay or Just Another Fad?
National Post: ‘Bloggers’ emerge from internet underground
Wired: Blah, Blah, Blah and Blog
MIT Technology Review: Blog This
A List Apart: How to write a better weblog
Adam Curry: Blogging: Tune Out and Switch On
PC Mag: The Blog Phenomenon