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November 13, 2007

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I heartily recommend this posting by Kristine Lowe. It deals with a statement by David Leigh, the investigations editor of The Guardian during his City University lecture two weeks ago. She takes him to task for saying that "web culture... [Read More]

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That web mentality description from Cluetrain was great when a technology was is in its disruptive phase. Once that phase is over the CEO will not be taking calls/ emails/ twitters...

Did CEOs ever take calls? (apart from in Norway that is:-) )
I was just using the quote to illustrate how all the tools available online give a sense of empowerment, change our expectations to the world around us.

I also had a reaction to the Leigh piece. As a member of the authoritative fraternity I'll miss the access that may degrade with the rise of the citizen, but my objections were more capitalistic. That is, surely we (the mainstream media) must find a way to compete, an d if we can't compete, then we deserve to be swept away. I develop that a little more here:
http://voxford.blogspot.com/2007/11/are-reporters-doomed.html

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