Blogging goes mainstream in Britain?
Well, well. Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme — required listening for all Britain’s chattering classes — had an item on Blogging today. It was based round a discussion between Cory Doctorow and a woman from Handbag.com whose name I didn’t catch. Overall, it was quite an illuminating item — for a mainstream media outlet anyway — though the lady from Handbag trotted out the hoary old objection about ‘quality’ — i.e. that one has to be ‘careful’ about what one reads on sites that are not professionally edited. Hmmm… Given the garbage that is regularly passed by ‘professionally edited’ outlets (e.g. Britain’s tabloids, Fox TV), I think on the whole Everyman Blogger has a lot to recommend him.