For the most part blogs are just text. But real-time writing on the Net is a huge pain on dial-up, so I'm chalking up all the blogging that tracked the political debates last night as a byproduct of broadband.
Nor is this a marginal phenomenon. Political debate is at least 50 percent spin these days, no matter what side you're on. And spin is half message, and half propagation of the message. Blogs and other online forums have been a key part of shaping and perpetuating ideas in this campaign, for both sides.
Here were a few of … Read more