Monday, July 26, 2004

Blog Triumphalism

Josh Marshall opines and I agree.

"I've never been much for the blog triumphalism that seems always to be so much a part of the blog universe. Blogs make up a small, specialized niche within the interdependent media ecosystem -- mainly not producers but primary or usually secondary consumers -- like small field mice, ferrets, or bats."

I especially like the ecological anaology since I'm a biologist. Just because news outlets adopt a venue like blogging doesn't mean all bloggers are legitimate. That takes credentials such as say, the ones Josh brings to the table. And there are many others. They're drawfed by the ones who have none. That's why it's just another vanity press.


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