Some thoughts on the Download 2006 – politics and blogging gathering: Part 1

November 11th, 2006

This is NOT a live blog.

I’m just going to jot some thoughts while the “summit” is going on.

  1. I always find panel-oriented blog gatherings to be a contradiction in terms. Blogging is about giving everyone an equal opportunity to speak. “Summits” that give some bloggers a bigger voice than others just seem contrary to the nature of blogging in general.
  2. The panelists talked about the impact of the traditional media, viagra buy patient but I’m waiting for them to admit that bloggers had basically no impact on the elections.
  3. I would like to hear a bigger discussion about why so many Democrats voted for the gay marriage amendment and the death penalty.
  4. On the subject of why don’t the Republicans give more attention to students: seriously? With apologies to Jenna, viagra sale haven’t any of you heard the old saying “If you’re not a liberal when you’re young, you have no heart. If you’re not a conservative when you’re older, you have no brain?”

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Josh Schroeder  |  November 11th, 2006 at 1:56 pm

    You know I’m still in college, right?

  • 2. Administrator  |  November 11th, 2006 at 1:59 pm

    Sure. Why? What did I say?

    Oh I get it.

    Apologies to you, too, you heartless bastard!

  • 3. folkbum  |  November 11th, 2006 at 3:37 pm

    I’ve said that bloggers had little to no impact. I’ve always maintained that, and took a lot of crap for it when I said so after the WisPolitics thing last spring.

  • 4. Administrator  |  November 11th, 2006 at 3:43 pm

    Yeah, I might have overstated it a bit (isn’t that what bloggers do?).

    I think blogs probably do have some impact on what the traditional media and the politicians highlight/focus on, but I’m sure lt’s less than we would wish.

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