Friday, August 06, 2004

Old vs. new media

Dan Gillmor points to a hilarious critique of blogging:
    Blogs are going to change the world. Example:

    OLD, TIRED MEDIA: "The Associated Press reported that Saddam Hussein was captured yesterday by American forces."

    NEW, EXCITING MEDIA: "omg like kos reported that he saw on chris's blog that john trackbacked to mike's journal where he read about bob's girlfriend's brother's cousin who was like watching Fox News (fair and balanced my ass! lol) and they said something about saddam i dunno current music: brittney cleary - im me current mood: corpulent"

    Notice the synergy of information and the ease by which information propagates throughout the blogosphere.
This apparently is an excerpt from a Slashdot discussion on Dan Gillmor's latest book, We the Media, but I wasn't able to find this comment or the author when I looked for it.

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