Who Reads Blogs (Apparently Almost No One)
Posted by Ed C on Saturday, March 31, 2007
Blogs are Web sites that tend to be narrow in focus and directed at a niche audience. Most operate without editors and give instant reaction to the news. Their freewheeling, open nature makes them popular but also ripe for unverified statements.
As I struggle with English as my only language, the lack of an editor to correct usage, style on other lessons that I never mastered from my English classes should be obvious. Without spell checking you would think that this was written in some dialect of Old English written before 1604 when Robert Cawdrey wrote A Table Alphabeticall or that Webster guy came along.
As far as an editor to provide fact checking – to verify those pesky “unverified statements”? Remember Dan Rather and his “Fake but Accurate” documents? What about Reuters Photoshopped images. Michelle Malkin has a number of links with other examples just having an editor may not provide as much value as AP seems to believe.
31. How often do you read Internet journals sometimes referred to as web logs
|At least daily||At least once a week||A few Times a month||Less than once a month||Never|
|27-28 Mar 07||6||8||9||13||63|
If you asked me to choose between internet access and TV for 30 days, my first question would be how many TiVos can I have? But if forced to choose I’d keep internet access. I use the internet for instant accesses to news, commentary, communication (email), information (thank you Google) and entertainment.
So, for those that read this, besides being Time’s Person of the Year you can also add “Elite Internet User” to your resume.