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In an article about the issue of privacy and blogs, Jeffrey Rosen, writing in The Sunday NY Times Magazine notes: (subscription required, or use BugMeNot)
“As Web logs proliferate — Technorati, which tracks 5 million blogs, estimates that 15,000 are added each day — the boundaries between public and private are being transformed. Unconstrained by journalistic conventions, bloggers are blurring the lines between public events and ordinary social interactions and changing the way we date, work, teach and live. And as blogs continue to proliferate, citizens will have to develop new understandings about what parts of our lives are on and off the record.”
That’s a pretty vigorous nod to the influence of blogs by a mainstream media outlet that not long ago was defining blogs as little more than personal journals.