Webometric Thoughts

December 18, 2007

10 years of blogging

Filed under: blogosphere — admin @ 7:11 am

According to the BBC, yesterday marked the coining of the term ‘weblog’. Although there are lots of claims by the ‘citizen journalist’ lobby about their collective power and importance, its difficult to truly assess how much of a positive effect blogs have had on the news and media landscape over the last ten years. Whilst there are well documented cases of the blogosphere’s success, these are too often overly-trumpeted rather than any real discussion on the potential short-comings of the blogosphere.

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