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  • I wonder what would happen if there was a blog editor - someone who compiled interesting blog entries. Or similar.

    I guess you'd end up with Slashdot or other such sites. =)
      ---ict / Spoon
    • ISTR reading a short piece in Wired, back in the 1.0* days when it was almost good. Under the title It's the context, stupid the author discussed just that idea, positing that there would be people who wouldn't produce new content but would instead provide a context, or a point of view, gathering 'the best' (in their view).

      And that's already happened. Slashdot's frontpage does just that, so does use.perl, so do the people who 'build' the frontpage at Perlmonks. And we value those people for it.

      I'm not sur
      • Re:Editors (Score:2, Insightful)

        [Warning: I got my degree in journalism, and I never took a class in computers in my life. If I am known to ramble about programming issues, which I never studied formally ... look out below!]

        No, it doesn't make them journalists. It makes them editors. Traditionally, editors all started out for many years as journalists. This is no longer the case. :-)

        As far as U.S. law is concerned, any publication falls under the "press," and entitled to First Amendment protections. But we don't look to U.S. law to
        • Of course, journalism doesn't have to be about politics or "hard" news. It doesn't have to be about anything important at all. But it does require more than a link to the Guardian and some commentary about how stupid Americans are. ;-)

          That's unfair and you know it, Pudge. The Guardian makes fun of stupid Aussies too.