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    Sturgeon's Law says "Ninety percent of everything is crud", and it applies to blogs too. The vast majority are self-indulgent drivel, but a few are informative and interesting, e.g. Pharyngula (biology & evolution) or Juicy Studio (web design), and there are great posts on other blogs, e.g. Deadly Genius (how the arts lost touch with the public in the early 20th century).

    OK, a lot of even the good blogs are derivative, but if you learn which blogs you like they point you to material you find interesting - pretty much like the old media, including the WSJ.

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    Blogging is not the enemy

    WSJ article regarding blogging is probably a ruse to get over-Starbucks-ed, red-eyed, internet weary, non-stop bloggers to react.

    It's a pity that a new forum for idea exchange, company in-house training & communication, daily diary musing as well as new opportunities for businesses to generate leads is being painted as a medium for crazed internet junkies who have nothing better to do in their lives except hang out on their parents couches, go to raves, and play video games all day.

    I have none of those interests and find this arena refreshing and challenging. I mean, if your in business and want to appeal to a targeted audience, how do you join or start a blog without looking like Simon Legreed?

    I've always held the WSJ as a publication that recognizes innovation and applaudes creativity.

    Some bloggers and their blogs perhaps do need a little bit of sobriety, because railing against 'the man' is sooo '60's and in the information millenium, there are more pressing needs in peoples' minds i.e. better education a cleaner environment and future prospects for our children.

    Anyway, sorry to digress, blogging as entertainment, news sharing, business development and sometimes just plain fun can and should be fun, let's just make it possible for the people who read the papers also to see the benefit and perhaps leave the crazy stuff where it belongs...in our imaginations.
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    Mainstream Media Attacks on Blogosphere

    I really don't give a snark what the Wall Street Journal says about the blogosphere. . . The fact that it exists and is thriving is more of an indictment of the mainstream media than anything else. Rago's ranting about the blogosphere is nothing more than elitist claptrap, as many journalists themselves now write blogs.

    And there are many bloggers -- including myself -- who break news that the mainstream media won't touch with a ten-foot pole because they're not in the interest of the mainstream media's corporate ownership. If Rago and other elitists in the mainstream media really did their jobs and served the public interest instead of the corporate interests of their bosses, we bloggers wouldn't need fill that void.

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    Elitists and specialists

    Mr. Rago can be excused for wanting to protect his position as the voice of society, but his ignoble effort will only hurt his cause.

    This rail against the blogosphere reaks of elitism - statements like "gratifying the mediocrity of the masses" insinuate the planet's residents are a feeble-minded "mob", who are in dire need of his guidance.

    One aspect of reporting that many seem to overlook is that it's a specialisation. Full-time reporters are good at exactly that - reporting. They may know nothing of the subject they write upon - and must, ultimately, extract and balance the opinions of the experts involved.

    One of the beauties of the blogosphere is direct expression - rather than news filtered through cynical abstractions and attempts at entertainment, I can get first-hand reports from the people 'on the ground', the people in the know.

    If Mr. Rago and his peers are indeed literarily superior, then he has nothing to worry about. The "mob" will fail to satisfy, and will be no competition at all.

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    Google should have several meanings in the dictionary

    At this time of year you would think that key players would understand that their are very few countries that have freedom of speach.

    We are the privilage few world wide, so why do we always have to judge what we perceive is right. I look through a lot of this content to see what is happening in our world of business not to see who did what or why.

    We have to get back to the basics and just listen. Everyone regardless of internet clout has something that we all can learn from.

    The topic lately has been Google Google Google. No wonder they are number one each and every one of us blogging or talking about them is free advertising. I sure wish I could be that smart.

    Keep up the good work for regardless of ideas and difference of oppinion all of you weekly bloggers stimulate our minds with new content and ideas.

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    WSJ is simply concerned with its bottom line

    Blogs have allowed people a true voice in politics, and other aspects of life. When the main steam media releases their usually politically contaminated view of the events that transpire on a daily basis, we have the chance to give our viewpoints from a more realistic and heartfelt perspective. This makes it more interesting and appealing for people to read and reflect upon, and this is taking away the credibility of most mainstream outlets out there.

    Of course the end result of the evolutionary changes in the media are cutting into the profit side of some of these non technologically driven media outlets and as expected they are reacting negatively to what the general public has welcome with open arms.

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    Re: Mainstream Media Attacks on Blogosphere

    Quote Originally Posted by SkeeterVT
    I really don't give a snark what the Wall Street Journal says about the blogosphere. . . The fact that it exists and is thriving is more of an indictment of the mainstream media than anything else. Rago's ranting about the blogosphere is nothing more than elitist claptrap, as many journalists themselves now write blogs.

    And there are many bloggers -- including myself -- who break news that the mainstream media won't touch with a ten-foot pole because they're not in the interest of the mainstream media's corporate ownership. If Rago and other elitists in the mainstream media really did their jobs and served the public interest instead of the corporate interests of their bosses, we bloggers wouldn't need fill that void.
    I neglected to mention my own blog -- a weekly cyberspace version of a newspaper column, really -- which normally covers politics, but this week, with the holiday season upon us, is about the holidays -- more specifically, how they evolved.

    I invite you visit it at http://skeeter-bites.blogspot.com. If the link fails to work, just copy and paste the URL into the Web page search box.

    Happy Holidays,
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    put another way, it's classic Whistle-blower Retaliation ...

    The "sandbox" analogy was apt. To take it a step further, the way bloggers are (sometimes) treated these days could easily be classified as classic whistle-blower retaliation.

    Mainstream news media fear freelance bloggers because anyone with a brain and an Internet connection can pen news stories, suck off advertising dollars and make “accredited” journalists look like amateurish fruitcakes (2004 presidential election comes to mind).

    As bloggers expose these weaknesses by default with their actions—with their blogs—newspapers, news magazines and television attempt to recapture credibility by targeting the bloggers’ credibility.

    It’ll never work.

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    Addendum - top example of where MSM fails

    Sorry to post twice - but here is a blinding example of why the MSM fails. Read about an accident, Dec 23, with a truck carrying reactor grade uranium - the story was pulled by CNN, and quashed by U.S. Homeland Secrity:

    http://washingtonscandal.blogspot.co...identmore.html

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    All I know is that I get the majority of my news on everything from entertainment to world affairs from a variety of blogs. Blogs allow me to read views from the left, right and middle and compare them to form my own opinion. No mainstream media outlet offers the same opportunity.
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