Blogs… really!

The blogger v journalist examination has been and will remain an interesting debate and a way to look at the broader impact of the personal publishing revolution.

I do, however, think that some recent events such as Rathergate have swung the debate in a certain direction. Let’s, for a second, look at publishing like we would look at any other industry in the internet age. When people interact with your content, that’s a good thing. Does Amazon get upset when you review a product on their site? No, because they get it. Think any music or television marketers would feel threatened by thousands of viewers and listeners suddenly become marketers of their brands and content?

This is the interactive age. You want people to interact. That’s the point.

What if publishers saw blogging not as a threat, but as the very key to their ability to thrive in the age of the internet?

– Dave of The Blog Blog


2 Responses to “Blogs… really!”

  1. 1 Anonymous 18 January, 2005 at 9:17 pm

    You are missing the point. The point is the MSM has been opposed to fredom of expression for 55 years. They are trying to kill the blogs because blogs allow different points of view to be presented to the public.
    Rod Stanton

  2. 2 K.A.Cassimally 19 January, 2005 at 9:02 am

    I just dropped a message to Dave from The Blog Blog. He’s the original writer of this post. We’ll see what he thinks.

    Personally I don’t think that MSN are so ‘bad’. Maybe they don’t like blogs but if they see that they have a future in them, I don’t think they’ll hesistate to get into the field.

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