January 04, 2005

See, I told you so.

During the Presidential campaign mainstream media like the New York Times, CNN, CBS, and the Washington Post marginalized blogs as simply angry men in their bathrobes posting things no one reads. Well, we are still mostly angry men in bathrobes, but it appears that blogs are becoming more mainstream

A report by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, called the "State of Blogging," discovered that readership of Web blogs--essentially, Web-based diaries--spiked 58 percent last year, with 27 percent of Internet users, or 32 million people, saying that they read blogs. Twelve percent of people who read blogs also chose to post comments on them.

Also, with great posters like Wizbang pointing out the hilarities of the DU posters, that got picked up by the New York Times, to Little Green Footballs breaking the Dan Rather Memeogate story, blogs are showing the mainstream media how journalism is done.

I guess we are marginalized because we post on knitting, pimples, relationships, elephants, and movies. That is only half the A's of Munuviana

Posted by psugrad98 at January 4, 2005 11:34 AM

To be honest, it's more of a bump than a pimple.

Posted by: Howard at January 4, 2005 11:47 AM

Howard, I call those "zombs." Not quite a zit, and almost a bomb, but definitely not a pimple ;)

Thanks for the link, Tom. :)

Posted by: Rae at January 4, 2005 01:20 PM

You know, I head stories about them actuallly being a nest of spider eggs. They will pop, and millions of spiders will fly out.

Posted by: Tom at January 4, 2005 01:40 PM

lots of journalists have blogs-i'm one.
did you guys hear about the journo who was anon. w/his blog? Bosses picked him out of the internet and fired him.

Posted by: Marjo at January 5, 2005 02:44 AM

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