Another wet kiss
: Lee Gomes gives blogs a belated Valentine in today’s Wall Street Journal.
These blogs are becoming an alternative-news universe, giving everyone with a PC and a Web connection access to the sorts of gossip that was once available only to reporters on the press bus. At a site like Feedster, which is to blogs what Google is to Web sites, you can track the rumor du jour. And what Napster did for MP3s, blogs are doing for news — or, at least for rumors. They are eliminating the gatekeepers and all barriers to entry….
I am, in my private life, a voracious reader of these things, as are most of my friends, reporters included.