Skip to comments.Since When Did FR Become A Blog Site?
Posted on 09/23/2004 11:48:45 AM PDT by urtax$@work
Has anyone else noticed this?
Yeah. What's with all the one sentence vanities?
Old Media never wants to tell the truth anymore.
...since Dan Rather learned about Microsoft Word, fonts and proportional spacing!
Now get back to work.
Oh yeah. It's bloggers paradise these days. Which I don't mind, unless they insist on excerpting their articles in order to get "hits" on their blogs. THAT I won't do.
I think we should put the squeeze on them and NOT hit their sites unless they post the whole article. Too many of them are newbies who are simply USING FR to pimp their sites.
We're not a blog site but Old Media is so scared that they will try to demean a newspaper pasting web site that does better analysis than any reporter out there, with the exception of Bill Gertz.
find later bump
Memogate: Blogs are "Quality Control" For News Media
Adam L. Penenberg, assistant director of the business and economic reporting program in the department of journalism at New York University, writes at Wired.com about the impact of blogs on the news media:
If it weren't for wild and wooly blogs - in this case, conservative ones - the story might have withered on the vine. They function as a vast, ad-hoc quality-control department, reflecting the entire political spectrum. Suddenly readers can (and do) subject reporters to unprecedented levels of scrutiny. Facts are analyzed and checked against their sources, quotes deconstructed, grammar parsed - all of this done in public view.
This isn't the first time that blogs have kept an issue alive. The first blog-driven controversy caused the fall of Trent Lott when bloggers located quotes from previous speeches that many believed were racist. Another led to The New York Times op-ed page instituting a policy on corrections for its columnists.
Whether a blog leans left, right or sideways, as a collective force they are working to keep reporters honest. Journalists may not like their methods -- having your work sliced and diced in public is no fun - but the end result may be better-quality news.
I've been saying that ever since I started blogging.
what else do you call it?
Blog is a fairly new term, only about a year or so old. Technically, FR is not a blog. The term is being misapplied, but hey any publicity is good publicity.
There have been a lot of vanities lately. Isn't that what a blog is?
New media is average people putting their heads together & having their voices heard.
"Blog" sounds like something that once attacked Steve McQueen.
Since every tom dick and harry started posting one-sentence vanities.
Ever since we started complaining about the rampant abuse of vanity posts...
Freerepublic is much more than a blog, it's a "conservative" news and discussion forum.
I don't even like the sound of "blog".
You know, this morning,
when I was shaving, the cat
ran under my feet
and I almost fell.
That made me think of Paris
when the German tanks
rolled through the city.
But, you know, during breakfast,
the girl from next door
came over to chat
about the morning paper.
She called the cat "cute"
and I said, "Well, hell,
you should have seen her when she
almost made me fall."
Then, that made me think
about politics, so I --
Wait, what did you ask?
Don't apologize, the new Media is the Blogosphere and yes, citizens who give a crap enough to not be brainwashed by Rather and co.
No, they are two different things. A blog is a post from another site while a vanity is a FREEPER who wants to ask a question or post a comment. Hope this helps!
AND I CALL THEM ON IT, TOO!
We ALL should - let them leave their leaflets on other people's windshields. Free Republic does NOT condone pop-up ads, let alone site pimps!
FR is closer to a bulletin board if anyone here remembers the old BBS days. Multiple posters, multiple commentators, and the proprietor functions as moderator, policy-maker, and occasional Zotmeister. Different thing altogether, and much more powerful inasmuch as there are many more voices.
Everyone saw the success of Buckhead now everyone is wondering why the world hasn't recognized their genius for photoshopping dan rather into humiliating outfits and making disparaging remarks about the clintons.
We are all feverishly posting vanities in the hopes that Dr. Phil will read them and invite us on his program. Then after we are on Dr. Phil, we will receive a book contract. The book will be full of contorted spellings of the names of democratic persons and we will finally have the attention we deserve. That's why I come here.
It's a short cut.
"Blogs" has one syllable. Discussion board has four.
The explanation is that simple.
Thanks Sarge. I was afraid I was alone in this. I simply don't want to risk going to an unknown site due to the nasty viruses or spyware or whatever that might be lurking there for us. What better way for a troll to really attack us than to lure us to an infected site. I even had my browser freeze and then crash after going to a blog once. Never again.
Bloggers were pajamies, while no one really knows what people who post to Discussion boards wear.
Same happened to me. I hold all site pimps as suspect.
All kinds of folks use FR as their community web log.
Most of what I wish to say, I can say right here.
I ask myself, "Does the world need headsonpikes.com?" and I answer "Not evidently."
One comment I will add is that there are definitely too many vanity posts such as your own.
Since you're eliciting opinions, I thought I'd provide one.
I agree. Hey Mr. Modman! Can you check out this last comment above! Thanks! I know you guys are working hard; if a pimp appears, do we hit abuse?
I hate excerpting, and it's ridiculous for bloggers to treat us like the Post or the Times or those bastions of stupidity that won't even allow so much as even a teaser.
I don't mind throwing them a bone if they actually have something interesting to say. I'll usually draw the line at "freep my own poll" posts.
So true. Annoys the heck out of me.
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