The blogosphere risks putting off everyone but point-scoring males - comment
Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 12/04/2007 08:57
The blogosphere risks putting off everyone but point-scoring males (comment)
The revolutionary public space that online debate represents is in danger of becoming stale and claustrophobic: So you're at a public meeting on, say, the war in Iraq and the main speaker has just sat down. Someone in the audience rises to declare the speaker is talking crap, but that's typical of him because he knows nothing and it's a scandal that he's paid for the rubbish he turns out. A second man agrees that the speech was trash, but tells the first man he should crawl back under his stone because he never says anything worth listening to. A third man wonders why the speaker didn't mention Israel, especially given his Zionist-sounding last name.