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February 24, 2005

We Rule

Reporters drool.

U.S. News & World Report reported last week that several senior Republican senators demanded that "blogs" be added to their official Web sites.

That's what I'm talkin bout, but this sounds like blogger envy:

It's an amusing story, but the more I read about the weblogging phenomenon from traditional media sources — the more I hear about it from talk show hosts and pundits, and the more triumphalism, tribalism, and group hurt we're starting to see from the "blogosphere" — the more I'm convinced that even "hip" reporters and tech-savvy bloggers themselves don't really "get" blogs any more than those senior Republican senators do.

To say that bloggers don't "get" blogging is to say that talkers don't "get" talking, or walkers don't "get" walking.

It is open for interpretation. Duh... (The rest of the article isn't bad, a few familiar mentions, etc.)

posted by Key on 04:06 PM | Comments (5)

What's a "blog?"

Posted by: Acidman at February 24, 2005 06:30 PM

Touche'! (lol)

Posted by: Key at February 24, 2005 07:12 PM

Anyone who reads mainstream media knows what blogs are. There are two of them: Daily Kos and Wonkette. The rest of us are digital Unabombers.

Posted by: Velociman at February 24, 2005 07:21 PM

"Bloggers also can operate outside the "rules" and standards
Other than that, blogs aren't all that different the traditional media"

Now wait a minute, you can't have it both ways!!

Posted by: Michele at February 24, 2005 11:12 PM

Homeland securtiy is now adding a blogging investigation section. All you un-americans going around spouting off about this and that will get your just rewards. How dare you disput the word of the six oclock preachers.

Posted by: James Old Guy at February 25, 2005 11:32 AM
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