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Thursday, July 02, 2009

Most Blogs Are Crappy, Some Individual Posts Are Great

Tony Pierce, the blog editor for the LA Times says,
"I love blogs more than any other person -- but I'll be the first to tell you that most of them are crappy. Which isn't to say that individual posts can't be great, and I think that's where newspapers should focus.'

Pierce said he thinks blog networks are only the first step toward true engagement. Despite the hype over Web 2.0, not all content deserves to be highlighted for a newspaper's readership. To be truly innovative, he said, editors are going to have to roll up their sleeves and wade through drivel to find the gems."
From [ MediaShift . Newspapers Try Again with Local Blog Networks | PBS ]

Visit the full blog post to read a comment by my friend John Wilpers.

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