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Who cares if blogs are a fad say Wall Street Journal Real Time writers Tim Hanrahan and Jason Fry. Blogs fulfill the Internet’s promise that everyone can have a voice online, even those with no technical skills. That’s an astounding turnaround from the paper that was was poo pooing blogging just a few months ago.
“Is political blogging really a new form of journalism, destined to challenge the big boys? Or an echo chamber for the hyper-informed and/or over-agitated?
Our take: It doesn’t matter. … Blog software took the ideas behind e-mail lists, discussion boards and home pages and combined them into a relatively easy-to-run and elegant-to-read medium. For people eager to publish online, it was like inventing cheap paper