Sunday, February 20, 2005

Quick Links, On Blogging

There is a bit over on about how 6 apart started, nothing to indepth but interesting never the less.

SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) -- Like so many other 20-somethings hoping to mine the Internet gold rush of the late 1990s, Mena Trott was thrown for a humbling loop by the dot-com bust, yet still craved stardom. Her unassuming husband, Ben, just wanted another computer programming gig in Silicon Valley's depressed job market.

The guardian online has a bit by Iain Duncan Smith ex leader of the conservative party. It seams to be based more on his hopes rather than facts, that the UK blogging scene will replicate the successes of the US bloggers who have made such an inpacked upon US politics.

Personal I think he is flying on a wing and a prayer with this one, to many in the UK have been turned off politics with lie's and spin. I can see not for profit organizations starting news site's to police the government, but find it hard to believe there will be any mass take up by the general population for political blogs, Its hard enuth find UK political blogs as it is. With the medium being so dominated by the US bloggers.

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