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Wednesday, May 28, 2003

Joshua Allen and Russell Beattie On Blogging

Joshua Allen of Microsoft blogged some thoughts on blogging in corporations.

15 Second Summary: Blogs can not be used for executives to stay in touch with their employees, because the authenticity of bloggers comes into question when the blogger knows that his boss is reading his blog.

Does Joshua assume that the authenticity of bloggers is not in question at other times? How does personal bias come into play? How is he defining authenticity? Do we have to enter that nightmarish post-modern-authenticity-discussion to explore this?

Russell Beattie posted a piece called Why I hate Microsoft where he had some strong thoughts:

THERE ARE NO IMPARTIAL WEBLOGS.
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People who don't take this sort of thing into account while reading weblogs Don't Get It. Blogging is not journalism. Bloggers are not journalists


Read both pieces from two extremely interesting and insightful bloggers, biases and all.