I've just gotten an email from Olav, the journalist who interviewed me earlier. The interview with me will be in the Public Agenda supplement of tomorrow's Times. Apparently there are two photographs – hopefully at least one of them won't make me look like an idiot…
I'll link to it later if it goes up online.
With Gordon McLean's recent bit in the Scottish Sunday Times (Not a very Blogger friendly article in my opinion), it seems that print journalism is becoming more and more interested in the popularity of Blogging.
Actually, I think I should write a reply to that article, but It's be hard not to make it sound like sour grapes
Not working in an office, I have no evidence for my following theory for perhaps some of the growth in popularity of blogs…
With more TV channels (satellite and cable), people aren't watching the same programmes anymore, there are no more “Who shot JR” type events. People no longer socialize around the water fountain, talking about 'must see TV'. Blogs can fill that hole, as they are pretty much an 'on demand' media, you type in an URI and there it is. You check out the blog that your friend this is a 'must read' and then talk about it with them over a coffee (or standing outside having a smoke break).
This is, I think, just a small reason for their popularity – although 'reality', 'truth', 'community' being perhaps much bigger reasons for why blogs have taken off so far.
Does this mean I'm out of the blogging 'loop'?
And not that I'm bitter, but who exactly is this 'Dooce' person?