You're absolutely right for the four fifth of the post, but you _are_ wrong saying the article is right. What the article is getting _fundamentally_ wrong is the premise that "entertainment" and "citizen journalism" are the two ends of the stick that measure how influential or meaningful the blogosphere as a whole is - for journsalism or the society as a whole.

--Jere Majava, 17-Mar-2008

Hmm... I didn't read it that way. I always figured that even entertainment can be journalism, if done properly. I find science magazines to be very entertaining, but I wouldn't dare to call them "not journalism".

Did the article really say that? If it did, then it would appear that the author has far deeper problems than the blogosphere. I gotta read it again...

--JanneJalkanen, 17-Mar-2008

Janne, I have to say that once again you speak words of wisdom. Respect.

I have to agree with Jere and the guys when it comes to the methodology of the article. Saying that blogs are mainly enterntainment based on top 50 Finnish blogs doesn't really count as scientific evidence.

But. Based on my own experiences, I wouldn't be too surprised if it turned out to be that way.

You're absolutely right in saying: "And it does not matter. At all."

Frankly speaking, I just don't understand why Finnish blogsphere is so obsessed with the MSM. Go out, breathe and play.

--Petri, 17-Mar-2008

Thanks, Petri. What was it that Gandhi said?

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." I guess we're now at the laughing part.

--JanneJalkanen, 17-Mar-2008

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