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burningbird is on fire [sorry] with a screed that has a title that virtually guarantees it will rocket up the daypop top 40 - Google is not God, Webloggers are not Capital-J Journalists, the only thing emerging is my fear of war, and a headache :

"When it comes to world news and opinion, he or she who gets the most links, wins in the world of weblogging. Those with the pareto charts and your esoteric algorithims of popularity tend to prove this out. According to the charts, rather than a new form of connectivity, we're really just another instance typical of medieval community: with the indifferent, smug supremacy of the elite at the top and rule by the mob at the bottom (we know about the viablity of mob rule for fair and ethical treatment of either person or subject).

Within this view, occasionally the mob and the elite might join forces, briefly, and we might help with a story, such as Trent Lott and his big mouth. For the most part, though, we're a bunch of editorialists without much concern for research, fact checking, or accuracy."
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2/23/2003 09:09:00 PM 0 comments


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