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the Big Blog Company | Beyond clueless about blogging
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April 27 2005
Wednesday
Beyond clueless about blogging
Perry de Havilland • Blogs & Blogging • Blogs in the media 
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It is better to be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt
- attributed to various folks

The Sun, a British tabloid newspaper more famous for what happens on page three than its news reporting, has an article on their website called Blogging for your votes written by Corinne Abrams.  There are three pictures of young people representing the main parties and under each there is a link to view their ‘blogs’. 

Click on one of the links and you get taken to a pop-up window rather like a non-interactive comment pop-up with a single scraggly bit of undated and unlinkable polemical text about their party and views… perhaps I am missing something (if so please set me right!) but that actually appears to be their “blog”! smiley_holy_crapola.gif smiley_laugh.gif

Is that really what The Sun thinks a blog is?  Given the amount written about blogs in the media these days and the number of journalists who have their own blogs, to drop such a clanger seems extraordinary. If ever there was an example of a company in desperate need of our services in order to show them how not to make complete pilchards of themselves…

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