Friday, May 14, 2004

Citas | Christian Science Monitor | Blogs: Here to stay

David Winer says weblogs are going to play a huge role in politics. But all the buzz about politicians using them is overblown. The blog of Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean was just a "gimmick," says Mr. Winer, a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School and a pioneer blogger. And any blogs produced this year by President Bush or John Kerry will be "basically run by the ad agencies" - not the kind of honest, even intimate conversations that blogs can represent.

Bloggers should be seen more as commentators and aggregators rather than reporters, Rebecca Blood says. "That's not news gathering. That's not reporting".

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