Friday, September 11, 2009


Scott Bridges writes:
All bloggers would flinch a bit when reading this quote, but it’s right on the money.
… many bloggers, who rely strongly on their reputations for being irreverent and must compete for attention in an increasingly crowded, wildly free-market blogosphere, often veer off into gossip, innuendo, ridicule and vacuous sarcasm — like adolescents trying to get attention — as much as they cover “the news”. To the extent to which they do this, they may continue to function as entertainment vehicles … but they may not be taken seriously as purveyors of information and commentary on “issues of public concern.”

Hendrickson, L. (2007). Press Protection in the Blogosphere: Applying a Functional Definition of “Press” to New Web Logs. In Tremayne, M. (Ed.), Blogging, Citizenship and the Future of Media (pp. 187-203). Routledge: New York.
This explains why Bridges unceremoniously flushed GrodsCorp, the labour of love he'd spent "literally thousands of hours... building, maintaining, moderating and writing for", down the memory hole.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shouldn't you be helping Keri cook dinner?

4:50 PM  
Anonymous Iain Hall said...

Jeremy Sears' attitude is typical of the leftist mind set which stereo types women as being domestic servants and preparers of the family meal. At Chez Hall we have embraiced a 'work to live' principal, so our children are quite used to seeing their dad in the kitchen, wearing a French maids costume and elbow deep in tonights bolognaize.

5:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, what do you know. Mention Grods and suddenly we have someone pretending to be Iain Hall. Completely irrelevant to the thread at hand. That group really have some deep seated issues when it comes to Iain. Lattecat

5:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rancid seed of goat? someone here must be very very familiar with that particular protein......Anon at 7.08 please stay on track, you've learnt some nasty habits recently? what have you been up to? I think we know you.

7:20 PM  

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