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Thursday, January 27, 2005

Blog Overkill - The danger of hyping a good thing into the ground. By Jack Shafer

The editor at large of Slate has some sobering thoughts about the blog hype. I do think we need to be careful about overpromising. I don't think traditional media forms will die. His arguments sound similar to discussions about e-books replacing real books. And that hasn't happend. But things will change and the idea that media organizations will be positioned to best tell us about our world will continue to be marginalized.


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