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THE FUTURE OF BLOGS (OR HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE WONKETTE)

I left a more detailed comment over at Muddville, but here's an interesting anectdote.

I recall stumbling into the Internet in 1991 and it took a while to realize just how big this thing was. Other people who stumbled into it had the same issue. I recall lots of posts on global Usenet groups offering babysitter services or asking about the local town garbage dump or other ridiculous things. People would stumble into a science newsgroup with 50,000 readers, post some shoddy claim, and be surprised at the plethora of well constructed responses by people with amazing credentials.

I see that same thing now with blogs and the MSM. Each MSM member must go through all the phases to reach understanding and acceptance.
1) Surprise: Where the hell did all these people come from so suddenly and why are they all over my case about what I wrote?
2) Denial: These people just don't understand real journalism. This is how we do things.
3) Anger: They took down Dan Rather, John Kerry, etc. and they won't get away with this. I'll go right to their websites and complain!
4) Understanding: [The light bulb goes on, they see the big picture]
5) Acceptance.

Comment Posted By Bruce Giese On 8.05.2005 @ 14:23


 


 


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