Tag Archives: Political blog

The Rise and Fall of Blogging, Twitter and Facebook

By | July 9, 2007

A lot of people ask me whether they should blog. Usually I give them the stock answer: blog because you’ve got something to say, because you feel you’ve got to write, and because you want to connect to other people on the same subject. But now I think I’d add another suggestion: don’t bother. Here, in a nutshell is a history of… Read More »

The End of Blogging Utopia

By | May 14, 2007

Blogs are great, but is it just a vast honeycomb of echo-chambers, where we talk to and listen to only those nearby? Author and funny guy David Weinberger comments on Ethan Zuckerman’s remarks (both interesting fellas, and well worth reading; David in particular an antidote to the relentless and humorless self-promotion of many A-list bloggers) about how blogging… Read More »

Vigilante Blogging

By | October 8, 2004

Wired offers a sobering story about the power of blogs, or rather the tendency of political bloggers to swarm (Howard Rheingold’s word). I would call it Salem-style witch hunting crossed with good old-fashioned conspiracy nuttiness. Academic David Hailey stepped into the debate about the Texas Air National Guard memos suggesting they might have been produced on a typewriter,… Read More »

Blogging Bloggers Just Want To Blog Blogs

By | July 30, 2004

A fair summary of blogs? Peter Hartlaub, Pop Culture Critic at The San Francisco Chronicle, writes today of the blogging phenomenon at the Democratic convention and, surprisingly, concludes that “for several moments in four days of sleepless and often stream-of-consciousness coverage, the collection of mostly young writers ably explained their existence — while raising questions about the established… Read More »