Monday, May 14, 2007

Better Analogy

Another discussion on the nature of blogging. One thing though is the oddly poor analogies provided for what blogging is like. Dana Goldstein provides
A better analogy between bloggers and graffiti artists would be if we bloggers had defaced en masse newsstand copies of major papers and magazines in March 2003, writing "LIES LIES LIES" in black magic marker.
But that is hardly accurate. Bloggers don't deface anyone else's property. Blogging is like having property with a barn along a highway and printing up commentary on the day's news on the side of the barn. Folks can read it as they pass or ignore it. They can plan their trip to see what you wrote or take another route. No defacing at all.



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