An interesting new blog from David Kline, the writer behind “Blog! How the Newest Media Revolution is Changing Politics, Business and Culture”….well the blog is good but I’ve taken one look at the list of people he interviewed for his book and it just makes me shake my head. If you want to know how blogging is changing the way things work I’d go out and find 2 dozen people writting on Blogspot, Xanga, Live Journal, Spaces, and not focus exclusively on the A-List, many of who have entrenched ideas or backgrounds in the main stream media in the first place. Its a view of the world that always looks at top down instead of button up. Sure, there’s some good people on this list who probably contributed to a sound book (when Calacanis speaks for example it’s nearly always interesting) but where’s the diversity of people that make the blogosphere the wonderful place it is? Are we truly facing mono-cultural impersialism imposed by an elite few as suggested by some of the BlogHer crowd or is it simply an America media obsessed with a few whilst the rest of the world gets on with things (ie is it simply an American thing?).
You thoughts, as always, are welcomed.