From Derek Draper's Duffers guide to blogging:
"The 'blogosphere' is a community of internet users sharing information and ideas through web-based platforms known as 'blogs.'
"Associated with the term is the idea that blogs are all somehow interconnected to form part of a wider blogging community, or social network."
Again we're agreed.
"It is these communities that facilitate rapidly spreading viral content on the internet and new cultural phenomena, known as ‘memes’."
Ah yes memes. You know there seems to be a new meme rapidly spreading through that community Derek, and it involves your good self.
From: Derek DraperTo: Tim IrelandCC: Greg Jackson, Sue Macmillan, Tom Miller, Alex Smith12:33 PM
see below, in caps.....
ARE YOU SO NAIVE THAT YOU THINK I/WE WILL BE ABLE TO ANSWER HUNDREDS OF COMMENTS? YOU MAY GET 0, 11, 8 and 2 (YOUR LAST FOUR POSTS) WE GET HUNDREDS EVERY DAY. WE ARE BUILDING IS A CONVERSATION AMONG A COMMUNITY NOT A BI-LATERAL SERIES OF DISCUSSIONS WITH SELF-IMPORTANT BLOGGERS. ONCE AGAIN, MASS MEDIA VS GEEK GHETTO. I HAVE TO SAY I AM GETTING BORED OF THIS
"So you refuse to answer any questions about your use of creative material without credit? Again, I want to be absolutely clear on this point."
WHY DO I CARE IF YOU'RE CLEAR OR NOT? WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?
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Now I was pleased when I first heard about LabourList. There's definitely a place for a Labour version of Conservative Home and LabourList seemed as good a spot as any.
And if the Labour Party was genuinely interested in reaching out to the grassroots, then a site like LabourList would be very useful indeed.
But if 'reaching out' means shaking down certain members of that community for ideas, whilst mocking certain other members for not being 'MASSMEDIA' enough, then I think I'll pass for now.
But then what does that really matter to you eh Derek? I mean, who do I think I am?