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September 30, 2007

The Blogging Community

There was a great article in the New York Times today called "All-Stars of the Clever Riposte." It discusses the blogging habits of indivuals who do not have their own blogs. They simply comment on other people's blogs. Apparently, they achieve a sort of celebrity status by posting their comments. I wonder if this is just as effective as having your own forum. Do "blog-commenters" and "blog-creators" receive similar amounts of attention for their opinions and ideas?

The article also touches on the so-called "separate lives" these bloggers are living. And yet, some bloggers end up meeting each other in person. This raises some interesting questions: How separate are we from our "internet-selves"? Is it up to us how much our identities blend? Are two identities better than one? Just some thoughts...But really, read the article. You'll enjoy it and maybe even laugh a little. Here's the link:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/30/fashion/30commenters.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

Posted by leslieph at September 30, 2007 05:39 PM

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