Friday, August 05, 2005

Leopalooza (Epilogue)

Leo Morris get philosophical (in a good way) about the first "big" mistake he made over at his blog. Here's an excerpt:
Bloggers are not without fact-checkers and editors; in fact, we have millions of them. The blogosphere is the most open medium in the history of communications. Everything that's posted there goes out to the world, which is full of experts of all sorts more than eager to correct any little thing that strikes them wrong. (And note that the correction gets added to the original post, not buried in small type on Page 37 and written in such obtuse language that it's impossible to understand what the mistake was, let alone what the correction means.) Certainly, any specific thing on any specific site should be regarded with skepticism, but over time it gets sorted out. The blogosphere works for the same reasons that F. A. Hayek observed that the free market works. The mainstream press is feeling a little defensive right now because blogs have made press criticism one of their chief objectives. But as blogs evolve into more original reporting, they will face the same criticism and scrutiny, from each other and everyone else who's paying attention.
If I were you, I'd go read the whole thing. It's long, but it's also intresting.

RELATED: Leo also discussed his take on the press vs. the blogs in the first FWMN Podcast



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