I suppose because to some degree blogging has now reached the masses, at least those who have the time and desire to read blogs, this article qualifies as news. The basic point of the article is that bloggers are fighting electronically in various wars of words.
I have to ask if this is anything new? Anyone who’s been around the online world knows that the debates in the blogging community making news today have been going on since the first times folks could hide behind a keyboard and launch written assaults against whatever ticked them off that day. Sure the technology might have been different but these same kinds of arguments have been going on for the more than 20 years I’ve been involved with the online world.
I’m all for the availability of information and ideas that the web has allowed. Quality blogs represent a great new information source that I think we are still figuring out how to incorporate into the fabric of society. But junk is junk and the online world’s always been filled with a lot of it.