Blogbursts. RSS. Blog Swarms on the look out for prey. Scripted blog activites, seemingly spontaneous. Ghost written blogs. People hired and fired because of blogs. Syndications. THE DEAR DIARY DAYS of blogging have gone forever. Enter the Big Wave. The Hype.

Monday, October 18, 2004


It's not the big scandal part of the thing of blogswarms bringing down Dan Rather.

Nah. It's that Peter Jennings, Tom Brokaw and Dan Rather descended to the studios of humble to sort things out, talk them out, discuss, converse.

If you listen carefully you notice that they have aquired a new quality. Less of the WE THE COOL PEOPLE attitude. More of the WHO ARE THESE NEW COOL PEOPLE ON THE BLOCK wonder.

And it's the astonishment and the absence of any real smugness or defensive rage in their voices, which tells me that bloggers may have done some good.

Gisela Strauss


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