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04.11.02 09:34 AM

the blogging revolution

Although I am pretty over Wired, this latest issue is pretty good. I've got the print issue, but it looks like they put the entire issue on the Website here. It's the music issue, and there are quite a few cool articles about the state of electronic music. The piece on blogging by Andrew Sullivan is also a must read. The Blogging Revolution: Weblogs Are To Words What Napster Was To Music.

Sullivan says:
In the beginning - say 1994 - the phenomenon now called blogging was little more than the sometimes nutty, sometimes inspired writing of online diaries. These days, there are tech blogs and sex blogs and drug blogs and onanistic teenage blogs. But there are also news blogs and commentary blogs, sites packed with links and quips and ideas and arguments that only months ago were the near-monopoly of established news outlets. Poised between media, blogs can be as nuanced and well-sourced as traditional journalism, but they have the immediacy of talk radio. Amid it all, this much is clear: The phenomenon is real. Blogging is changing the media world and could, I think, foment a revolution in how journalism functions in our culture.

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