Wednesday, February 23, 2005

The Blogoshere

Dan Gillmor's blog just had a link to a column by Edward Cone called "A Beginner's Guide to the Blogoshere" that some of you might find interesting. It is designed to give the reader a little taste of what is out there in the world of blogs. He mentions a lot of different kinds of blogs and bloggers, so if you are looking for some blogs to read and don't know where to start, you might want to check this out. It is pretty US focused, though.

One thing that I found particularly interesting was that the Greensboro News & Record publishes their letters to the editor as a blog. So now instead of reading a letter to the editor, getting angry and telling your spouse about it, you can actually comment on it in the blog! Their reporters also have blogs, and you can get to them right from the homepage of the paper. It is so cool!

It is amazing to me how much kowledge and information there is out there. But even more amazing is how we can access that information and now, largely thanks to blogs, comment on it. We have the opportunity to become more knowledgeable, more aware, and more involved than ever before.

1 comment:

Marco Polo said...

Nancy,
The biggest Israeli newspaper has just added an English version and has also added a comments section. I read it here (tho the link seems to have been down when I tried it). Poynter E-media Tidbits is the blog.