I know that many people have already linked to the “Meet Joe Blog” article that’s running in Time this week. For most who have already tasted the Blogging Kool Aid, there’s not too much new, although I did like this description:
What makes blogs so effective? They’re free. They catch people at work, at their desks, when they’re alert and thinking and making decisions. Blogs are fresh and often seem to be miles ahead of the mainstream news. Bloggers put up new stuff every day, all day, and there are thousands of them. How are you going to keep anything secret from a thousand Russ Kicks? Blogs have voice and personality. They’re human. They come to us not from some mediagenic anchorbot on an air-conditioned sound stage, but from an individual. They represent — no, they are — the voice of the little guy.
Now, the best part? One of my librarians took it upon herself to send an all staff e-mail linking to the story and saying it was a must read.
Golly it’s nice when someone else picks up the banner…