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Monday, November 27, 2006

Vermont This Week podcast

I think I forgot to mention this, but Bill Simmon, Philip Baruth and I were on Vermont This Week last week talking about blogs. Bill created this handy permalink to the podcast for anyone who missed it and would like to listen in.

I was happy to be asked on the show, but I must admit, I felt a little silly sitting there answering the question, "what is a blog?" I mean, are there really people watching Vermont This Week who don't know what a blog is? Come on. This is Vermont Public Television. These people are probably pretty with it, right?

November 27, 2006 at 10:42 AM in Media/Keeping an eye on the competition | Permalink


No, they're not pretty with it. They may be in Burlington, but I assure you they are not out in the hinterlands. A lot of the people I know who read blogs don't even know they're reading blogs and don't know the difference between what makes something a blog, or a journal or an online newspaper, or whatever. Having good answers to these questions helps people get their heads around the idea. I just gave a talk to librarians in Michigan state about what a blog is, it's still a relevant topic to a lot of people.

Posted by: jessamyn | Nov 28, 2006 12:09:47 AM

Yeah, I'm thinking it will be another several years before net culture permeates through to just becoming part of regular culture. I was on a panel a couple of weeks ago and one guy was like "but where are all these blogs? How come they don't show up in Google searches?" He's on the internet every day and has never read a blog. That is what I don't get. How do you AVOID blogs?

Posted by: Bill Simmon | Nov 28, 2006 1:45:16 AM

Huh. Maybe the media isn't so powerful after all. I feel like it's been impossible to ignore blogs in the media for at least a couple years now, ever since those liberal bloggers were on the cover of the Sunday NYT magazine before the 04 election.

Jessamyn, I wish they'd ask you to be on these panels. You'd be way better at it than I am. I'm too impatient to get on to the next thing to give good concrete answers about the basics.

Posted by: cresmer | Nov 28, 2006 8:55:35 AM

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