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The Role of Blogs in the Media Universe, Part XIII January 18, 2007

Posted by David Card in Media.

Ah, now it’s clear. Instead of lazy mainstream media reporters calling up a “man in the street,” (usually a pal), even lazier ones can now source “bloggers” as authorities on everything. That’ll sure shake up journalism.

The NY Times

    “The ads are like a Monty Python sketch,” said (someone who has way too much time on his hands, obviously in contrast to this busy reporter), a software developer from Jersey City who created a blog to track and humorously critique the ads (lowermybillswatch.blogspot.com). “Some of them are so out of the blue they make no sense.”

The Wall Street Journal

    Some bloggers said they are considering switching to Cingular from their current carriers because of the iPhone. In a response to an iPhone post on the widely read technology blog TechCrunch, a reader named (you can look it up yourself, who knows who he really is? certainly not the reporter who wrote this) wrote, “I might have to figure out a way to get out of it to get my number moved to Cingular.”
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