Blogosphere as a Global Lunchroom

Stanford researcher Geoffrey Nunberg on blogs as a sort of global school lunchroom:

The fact is that this is a genuinely new language of public discourse — and a paradoxical one. On the one hand, blogs are clearly a more democratic form of expression than anything the world of print has produced. But in some ways they’re also more exclusionary, and not just because they only reach about a tenth of the people who use the Web.

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