Steve Johnson on Blogs and Google


“The true revolution promised by the rise of bloggerdom is not about journalism. It’s about information management. ”

“The beautiful thing about most information captured by the bloggers is that it has an extensive shelf life. The problem is that it’s being featured on a rotating shelf. ”

There are almost as many potential ways to manage that new flow of information as there are bloggers providing it. But to open up these new avenues, the bloggers are going to have to shed their dependence on the traditional journalistic models: Instead of going to today’s blog the way you pick up today’s paper, the bloggers should follow us around, providing context and commentary, supplementing our libraries and our memory