Blogs and the MSM

BLOGS AND THE MSM….Is this something new? Or have I just not noticed it before? Apparently every Washington Post story now includes an inline box that lists all the blog posts that have linked to it. As usual, Technorati seems to be unaware of my existence, but it’s an interesting idea anyway.

What’s next? A comment section for news stories? The possibilities for abuse are pretty mind boggling, I admit, but I still think one of the major national dailies ought to try it. Assuming they didn’t just slit their throats after the first few days of abuse, reporters could probably learn a lot from the instant feedback they’d get from a comment thread.

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