CNET: The future of bloggers – Wharton legal studies professor Dan Hunter puts blogging right up there with the printing press when it comes to sharing ideas and disseminating information. "This is not a fad," says Hunter. "It’s the rise of amateur content, which is replacing the centralized, controlled content done by professionals."
CNET: US blogger thwarts Canadian gag order – Canada’s long-standing practice of barring news organizations from disclosing what’s happening in certain court proceedings is being tested by Internet bloggers.
Blogrunner’s The Annotated Times: An aggregator blog which pulls together articles from The New York Times and ranks discussion of them. Interest here, here and here following Steve Rubel’s post yesterday.
Why are PR bloggers so anal? – wonders Pete Shinbach, bemoaning blogging being on the menu of PR blogs most of the time. Meanwhile Has the blogger backlash begun? – asks Mike Manuel at Media Guerrilla. Good questions.
Changing the subject… Pew released figures claiming that 6m Americans had tried podcasting. But then took it back: Pew research director Mary Madden believes the numbers of people actually using the Internet to broadcast and/or download pods is smaller than the 6 million figure cited in the organization’s latest study, however. (from Newsfactor)