Are Blogs the Medium of the Future?
Doing anything for the next 15 mins? That’s how long you’ll need to read the Financial Times article on the rise of blogging as a publishing medium and challenger to print.
You may want to wait to read it for when you’re wide awake and have your wits about you. Dem der FT jernolists use a lot of mighty fancy words.
But as with any revolution, we must ask whether we are being sold a naked emperor. Is blogging really an information revolution? Is it about to drive the mainstream news media into oblivion? Or is it just another crock of virtual gold – a meretricious equivalent of all those noisy internet start-ups that were going to build a brave â€œnew economyâ€? a few years ago?
Hat tip to Pamela Parker.