Saturday, April 08, 2006
Watching the Watchers
A comment box discussion...got me thinking today about the phenomenon of “watch” blogs, set up expressly to have a go at other blogsBy way of example, the author linked here.
He then notes:
It’s important to remember that no-one (really folks, get over yourselves, no-one) gives a shit what bloggers say anyway, except for other bloggers. So really, these little spats are no different from a decent pub argument.Perhaps, though I believe Indymedia is much more than a 'blog' and harder to simply ignore. Many thousands of blogs on zero budget and with a single writer however, manage to do a far better job of 'journalism' than the so-called Independent Media whose advocates constantly complain how hard their job is, keeping out the filth even though everyone else manages - or concedes failure.
Tuppenceworth then raises the phenomenon of "watch watch" and its offshoots:
We await the next logical step, the development of the “watch watch”, the “watch watch watch” and, after the manner of Gillette Razors, the “watch watch watch watch”.I first mentioned this nearly a year ago. I guess he wasn't watching.