Monday, July 17, 2006

The Blogging War

Nothing news services love like a good war as the desire for their content becomes more valuable than usual. The most infamous example of course being William Randolph Hearst and his involvement in the Spanish-American War.

It's interesting how the information age works. In the beginning we relied on newspapers for information with Heart's New York Journal leading the charge.

We began with newspapers for our news. Finding out how the Civil War, Boer War and World War One were going.

World War Two was conducted by radio with the BBC having a huge say in it along with the development of personalities such as Edward Murrow, William Shirer, Tokyo Rose, Axis Sally and Lord Haw-Haw.

Vietnam was the war which took place in the living room as people watched it unfold on TV. Walter Cronkite was a key character here.

The Gulf War was the first Cable-TV war and everyone was glued to CNN and in the process making a big star out of Peter Arnett.

Gulf War II was the first war where the internet was onto every step and guys like the Drudge Report were covering everything as it was unfolding.

I am calling this War the Blogging War as it is the first major conflict where blogs have been so prominent. My primary source of news and information is The Muqata as his information is timely and I trust it and its sources. There are lots of other excellent blogs doing great reportage as well.

Haven't heard the term, Blogging War previously so if it takes off - you know where you heard it first.


Blogger ~ Sarah ~ said...

i'll remember to say i heard that phrase here first

3:57 PM  
Blogger anonym00kie said...

should i let him know about your new blog word?

5:16 PM  
Blogger Pragmatician said...

Interesting idea, it's true that many depend on blogs on a daily basis

5:54 PM  
Blogger Dot Co Dot Il said...

Sarah - Thanks :)

Anonym00kie - Please do.

Prag - More so then ever before. Just like we depend more on the internet than ever before. Makes you wonder how anybody did anything before computers!

6:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fyi- the US invasion/ occupation of Iraq is considered the first "Blogging" war.

8:53 PM  
Blogger Dot Co Dot Il said...

Anon - I'd give it to you but was it even a war? There was no real opposition to the US forces.

10:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

over 1000 dead constitutes a war.

You are a dumbass. Whether it be culture, sports or politics you always seem to be mistaken.

Sucks to be you!

10:44 PM  
Blogger Dot Co Dot Il said...

Anonymous - 100,000,000 million sperm and you had to be the one! What were the chances?

11:29 PM  
Blogger anonym00kie said...

good one dot co :)

sorry anonymous.. dont know who you are.. but it sucks to be you after dot co's comments!

1:32 AM  
Blogger Wisey said...

Yeah David.
Also let them know that you invented
"How you like them apples!",
"Thanking you"
"What can I do you for?"

2:55 AM  
Blogger Dot Co Dot Il said...

Anonym00kie - Thanks :)

Wisey - And they say its thicker than water!

Anonymous II - Still bitter over the Grand Final ;)

6:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why people so love to hate Israel and the Jews?

I visited Pravda English main forum and saw that astonishing hate. Examples:

And many more of that pure Anti Semitism stuff...

Spread that information in Israeli Net and let people come there for studying the enemy and writing the truth and confront those haters.


Keep strong!


9:36 AM  
Blogger Dot Co Dot Il said...

Dondan - Thanks for that :)

10:10 AM  

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