Quotations out of context

· Weblog Concepts

All quots. guaranteed inexact:

“A blogger found the class description” on the web, “blogged it,” a few days later Wired news picked it up, and “all hell broke loose.”

Paul Grabowicz

“Blogger got the response ‘Why does anyone need a tool for this?’ “

Meg Hourihan

“Clearly journalists should never do these things.”

Dan Gillmor

“Journalists should do them in large numbers. I’m amazed I’m one of the few…. I do it to take advantage of the fact that readers know more than I do.”

Dan Gillmor

“I completely agree that readers know more than Dan does.”

J.D. Lasica

“No personal weblog seems to be trying to completely cover stories.”

Rebecca Blood

“A few years ago, I posted something with a typo. Someone wrote back about spelling or a comma. I fixed it and posted ‘Omigod, the grammer queen is after me today,’ and misspelled grammar. … another e-mail … so yes.” [in answer to “Do you feel like your readers are your editors? Do webloggers improve over time getting feedback from regular people?”]

Meg Hourihan

“Other webloggers tell me about things … feedback. I get thoughtful commentary, not a lot of pushback, ‘you’re wrong.’ My content is thoughtful and so are the notes that come back.”

Rebecca Blood

“I’ve never considered myself a journalist.”

Rebecca Blood

“Why is it not groupthink?”

Scott Rosenberg

“I’m disturbed by echo chambers in the weblog universe… when people link only to people who agree with their own point of view.”

Rebecca Blood

“I’ve stopped reading newspapers, but Nick Denton’s blog … business and tech … makes me read more than i used to.”

Mihail S. Lari (founder of the Blogging Network, from the audience)

“The architecture of the stuff determines a lot about how it’s going to look.”

Dan or Scott? (notes are hazy)

Weblogs are a lot more honest in a lot of ways [than the traditional media]. When is the last time you saw the New York Times credit the Washington Post for a story they broke the day before?”

J.D. Lasica