September 1, 2005
The question is how do blogs change perspectives. There is an immediacy and an individuality that an "eyewitness" radio or TV does not have. For those media we need to wait till six o'clock: the blog, as long as the internet is working, is immediate. Of course there's the possibility that the person posting doesn't have the whole picture; however, if the reader keeps that in mind I suppose that would temper the situation. I would suggest that any report from a hurricane site would be similar. On the other hand if you were to read blogs from Iraq, the note from a headquarters company might reflect a different outlook than one from a fire team in Falusia. So while we as bloggers are privy to a variety of immediate information, we must be discerning readers.
Posted by Joseph Lampiasi at September 1, 2005 2:28 PM
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