elizabeth lane lawley
michael "OC" clarke
e v h e a d
sweet fancy moses
wood s lot
m. melting object
Thursday, May 16, 2002
RB Raps About Blogging on Marketplace Radio
I talked about weblogs today on the Marketplace Morning Report. The whole rap is called out from the Marketplace homepage (at the moment). Or you can link direct to the RealAudio stream. Here are some notes I took before the taping, and edited a bit afterwards.
Weblogs, "blogs" to their many enthusiastic fans, what they are, 25 words or less, yada yada. People writing personal stuff. About love and loss and joy and death and sex and like that. Never been an outlet for us to say who we are. Just NEWS and ADVERTISING and POLITICS and MINDLESS ENTERTAINMENT a la (can I say this?) Disney. Not that I'm not a big fan of mindless entertainment myself, but there's never been a choice before, and now there is and people are coming to it by the millions just as business is wringing its hands that the Internet is a "failure," the fucking morons. (NOTE: don't say "fucking" morons.) Of course it's a failure! For ramming the same old shit down our throats. (NOTE: don't say... oh, fuck it.) Kids are talking to each other about Columbine and the recent rerun in Germany. About breakups and disappointments, small joys, big setbacks. About fucking. And shit. And fucking shit up. But more than that. Giving each other permission to be human. Passing along encouragement, support, and (if we can just not snicker for a second) hope. Plus lotsa laughs.
8:27 PM | link |
"RageBoy: Giving being fucking nuts a good name since 1985."
egr on topica
on yahoo groups
terms of service
It is too late.
more / archives|
|live dangerously. subscribe to EGR|
at a major industry conference,
chris locke once again captures the real story.