There is clearly an interesting point about blogs being ‘inconclusive’ media – blogs as commentary in process rather than finished comments. Such a move is another nail in the coffin of top-down power-full Big Media/Education/Government who depend on fixed narratives, content journies and subject positions. In fact the chain of links that led me to the comment is an example of that inconclusive, media.
But more, this is Derridean ’supplementarity’ – endlessly deferred meanings. This is not a matter of relativistic postmodernism where meaning is without reference or reality, but a far more important issue of destabilising meta-narratives and power positions. The fact that this discourse and its subject positions extends through a range of Blogs, content journies and relationships foregrounds the instability of ‘content’, ‘commentary’ and ‘new media’.