Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Blogosphere: Half forensic lab, half tavern

Yet another pithy definition of the blogosphere, this time from Michael Cornfield, an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University and the chief author of "Buzz, Blogs and Beyond," a study from the Pew Internet and American Life Project and market research firm BuzzMetrics.

"The magic of the Internet is you can be looking at evidence, at direct documentation, while you're talking," Mr. Cornfield was quoted as saying in a New York Times article about the study. "It would be as if the Nixon tapes were available in MP3 format during Watergate."

The Times article about the study didn't contain anything fascinating other than Cornfield's quote, but here's a link anyway.