I Am Skooter
So here's us, on the raggedy edge.
Once there was a haunted loop / of your deep fallen tears / a forehead resting / on a record shelf
— A.C. Newman, There are Maybe 10 or 12
January 11, 2004
Blogging in the U.S. Presidential Campaign
Catching up on U.S. election news, the good folks at Campaigns Online provided a link to an interesting piece on NPR about the use of Blogs in the 2004 presidential campaign.
This - as often happens - sent my mind spinning in a number of directions, some relevant and others note. Here we go:
- What I find fascinating about the blog debate is that it’s revised the old debate about push vs. pull media, often defined as email vs. web. A simple google search brought up 85,000 pages - this isn’t going to be solved anytime soon.
- I think it’s endlessly amusing that presidential blogs are a good thing and Paul Martin’s blog is treated as a bit of a joke by our media; biggest difference - Martin’s blog doesn’t allow for input from site visitors.
- By far the thing that makes blogs cool is the fact that the underlying technology is ridiculously simple; despite this, the spark caught.
- Why is the NPR site so much better than the CBC site? CBC has very little in the way of archived content and does a miserable job of supporting different audio formats, especially the now very popular streaming MP3 format.
Posted by skooter at 11:26 PM
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