Weblogs, Politics, and Technorati
You may have noticed that weblogs are catching on in major political arenas here in the U.S., especially with the upcoming presidential election. CNN’s Convention Blog lists quite a few weblogs from all political viewpoints, thanks to Technorati. Technorati’s David Sifry is working with CNN on blog coverage of the Democratic National Convention, as he wrote in his July 21 post, Technorati and CNN. That is indeed exciting news for David Sifry and Technorati.
Those of us who’ve been writing and reading weblogs for years have experienced their value and important role in communication and in our lives for quite a long time. I’m impressed that CNN is utilizing the world of weblogging for the Democratic Convention. I don’t get the impression that the reporters and journalists talking on CNN truly understand weblogs or even begin to grasp much of what they’re all about, but we’ll see how this goes. The fact that CNN is utilizing Technorati and featuring David Sifry tells me that someone somewhere who makes such decisions has a clue. For more on his role, see CNN’s press release, CNN to Report Amid Action of Convention from Exclusive Floor Set.
As I’m writing this post I just saw David Sifry talking away on CNN about the weblogging latest. Amazing.
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