A few more articles on blogging. The ones I posted last time from Time, BBC and The Guardian are here.
MIT Enterprise Tech Review
Henry Jenkins director of the Program in Comparative Media Studies at MIT, offers a fascinating look at the media/cultural fallout of the blogging trend, noting that, ''like cockroaches after nuclear war, online diarists rule an Internet strewn with failed dot coms.'' Jenkins writes ''bloggers are turning the hunting and gathering, sampling and critiquing the rest of us do online into an extreme sport. We surf the Web; these guys snowboard it. Bloggers are the minutemen of the digital revolution.'' Blogging is an important trend, the author says. ''We’re in a lull between waves of commercialization in digital media, and bloggers are seizing the moment, potentially increasing cultural diversity and lowering barriers to cultural participation.''
Blah, Blah, Blah and Blog
Wired Magazine, by Farhad Manjoo.
Weblogs are in the mainstream, with their stories being told in major media outlets, which in turn is creating a whole new generation of bloggers, for better or worse.
The Blog Phenomenon
PC Magazine, by John C. Dvorak
Weblogs Make the Web Work for You
Business 2.0, by Dylan Tweney
Weblogs, or "blogs," are spreading faster than mushrooms on a wet lawn. Most are awful. But a few are well worth your time.
Tuesday, February 19, 2002