Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Sunday, May 18, 2003

Finger on the Pulse

As I mentioned yesterday in my "Public Services" entry, if you know the title of a NYT article you can probably get it on Google's News section without having to go through the Times' personally intrusive registration process. Here's the one about blogging from today's "Fashion & Style" section. Does the NY Times "discovering" blogging mean it's now time for the next big thing? As usual, the thing that tends to amuse me the most is that bloggers are shocked, do you hear me shocked, to find out that if they use their real names and blog about job details, their coworkers might find out about their bitching and they could get fired! Duh, what part of "online public diary" isn't quite clear to these folks?