Today’s Weblog

Well, blogging has certainly become mainstream now. This morning BBC Radio 4’s flagship news programme Today introduced its listeners to weblogs (see Today RealOne Player required). The interview lasted all of 3 minutes, but that was sufficient for Cory Doctorow to explain that the new medium has two strongly attractive characteristics for journalists:

  • complete freedom to write whatever you want without any editorial interference.
  • the possibility of almost instant, gratuitous feedback.

Consequently the hosts, Edward Stourton and James Naughtie, both agreed that blogging sounds like fun!