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Like I Care. Fits with what we're talking about all too well. Does anyone else feel this way about the internet today? I might expand on this later...



I haven't seen anyone mention them here, but photoblogs are worth addressing. Amateur and professional photographers alike post their own images, and many do so daily. They link to their favorite photos of the day from other photobloggers, just as written-word bloggers link to one another. This network levels the playing field of photographers, granting an amateur the same amount of web real estate as a well-connected professional.

The web is the perfect medium for photography because it is otherwise difficult for a photographer to publish his work. A working photographer could open a gallery exhibition, but then the audience is very limited. He/She could publish a book of photos, but they are expensive and do not sell very well unless the photographer is already well-known. Having photography published in a national publication (eg. National Geographic) is one of the most competitive gigs in any industry and is unattainable for most. The photoblog is the perfect answer.

Escher would love this...


As Professor Fitzpatrick mentioned in class last week, blogging was designed as a filter for the 12 bajillion pages on the WWW. With the popularity of blogs, however, there are almost as many blogs today as there were web pages back when blogs were first born. Clearly these blogs, which are themselves filters, need to be filtered. Enter a second rung of community sites that make up what we might be able to call a meta-blogosphere. It's made up of sites that are all about filtering the filters. Technorati and Google's blog search are good examples.

Matt Yglesias


Since blogs are designed to share links, let me throw you all one of my favorite blog. It's the mostly-political blog of Matt Yglesias, a recent graduate of the Harvard philosophy department and current writer for The American Prospect. His politics lean left, but his blog is well-respected among all parts of the political spectrum. I find that his young age shows, in the "we-can-relate-to-him-because-he's-not-65" way, which is a nice thing. If this sounds like your type of thing, check it out.

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