Why Blogs are Good for Mainstream Media

22 Jun ’05

I just heard Sean Fine, editorialist for the Globe and Mail, on CBC Radio discussing the Globe, editorials, and such things. He made the point that in a 500 channel universe people tend to gravitate to content they value.

Seeing the blogosphere in full bloom is a wonderful thing – the potential for new and interesting content is a powerful force. But it also increases the background chatter of our lives and can make it harder to find valuable content efficiently. Which, I realized, is exactly why I refer so often to pieces in the New York Times …

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