Friday, October 02, 2009

Quote of the Day: Blogs, Modern Day Public Square

Whatever the drawbacks and limitations of blogging, it serves, today, as our culture’s indispensable public square. Rather than one tidy ‘unifying narrative,’ it provides a noisy arena, open to everyone, for the collective working out of old conflicts and new ideas. As the profession of journalism tries to rescue itself from the wreckage of print and rethink its digital future, this is where its most knowledgeable practitioners and most creative students are doing their hardest thinking.

~Scott Rosenberg, from "
Say Everything: How Blogging Began, What It's Becoming, and Why It Matters"

4 Comments:

At 10/03/2009 1:21 AM, Blogger Sackerson said...

I think a significant advantage of the blogosphere is that respondents don't have to pull their punches and bite their tongues like one's students. Although the forum is full of gossip and nonsense, amid the mounds of horse-puckey lie little nuggets of gold.

 
At 10/03/2009 6:18 AM, Blogger threecollie said...

Yeah, and you meet the nicest people

 
At 10/03/2009 10:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, a blogger opining about how important blogging is, how smart bloggers are, and how everyone should listen to them. Never wudda seen that coming. Stop the presses!

 
At 10/03/2009 5:38 PM, Anonymous Hillside said...

Judging from the number of comments and commenters, this place gets more irrelevant every day. Even the flamers and trolls are leaving or coming less frequently.

 

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