So what do you guys think of "blogger" media analyses like this one
? I'm ambivalent, because I'm all over the whole new media/small media taking on the corporate giants line, but I'm a little turned off by the "blogger" types' apparent sense that they represent something new. This whole blogging phenomenon seems recent, yes, but it's following a path worn by real pioneers like Drudge, Slashdot, and a zillion others. Heck, if all online commentary is blogging, then I am the ur-blogger, self-publishing via BBS software in 1985 and earning a "Best of the Web" runner up for my old home page
Yes, personal computers and the Internet change the economics to make publishing more accessible, and that is generally a good thing. I remember the bad old days when PC Magazine reviews of pre-built PCs were the only game in town. But when will this fact cease to be news?
Hmm. Maybe not for a long time. You think?