A Harvard case study on the political significance of Blogging
The Kennedy Center at Harvard has published a fascinating case study on how the Blogging community rather than the mainstream media exposed Senator Trent Lott’s speech honouring Strom Thurmond that cost him his place in the political sun. What’s interesting — and useful — about the case is that it’s exhaustively researched. Also interesting is that the PDF comes with pretty restrictive DRM measures. No cutting and pasting — even of short excerpts. Harvard is clearly not joining the Open Courseware bandwagon. Reminds me of Jay Rosen’s list of the ten differences between weblogging and traditional journalism.