Mike Driehorst (via Twitter): We all need acceptance and attention. Why else blog?
Category Archives: Quote of the day
Christopher Kenton: If you don’t know a librarian, you should. They remind us of two critical things in life: we don’t know nearly as much as we think we know, or should, and the sources we rely on these days for truth are not nearly as reliable as we’d like to believe. (In honor of [...]
Phil Gomes: I guess life is just that odd downtime between feeding frenzies in the blogosphere.
Phil Gomes (in a comment on Mike Driehorst’s blog): Here’s to a Web 2.0 world where people remember that the “Send” button, though older and less-cool, is sometimes more appropriate than “Publish.” (*) Doc Searls: I’ve said before that blogging is a way of sending emails that go “cc:world”.
Dr. Andrew Cline, Rhetorica: No blogger expends the energy to blog for no reason and for no audience. Humans do not speak for no reason. A rhetorical intention exists in every message–no matter how small or profound. Bloggers would do themselves and their causes far more good if they paid attention to kairos and accepted [...]
- Look – like it or not, these bloggers have already gained a certain legitimacy. – Yes, John. And therein lies our only hope. For with legitimacy, the bloggers will gain a seat at the table, and with that comes access, status, money, power, and… if we’ve learned anything about the mainstream media — that [...]
Communication has emerged as a necessary object of attention in the 20th century, not because it’s new, but because it’s that portion of the social organism now undergoing elephantiasis. Marshall McLuhan (1969, Counterblast)