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Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

This afternoon I headed to a suggested blog. The blog had a review of a book I have read. The review had been suggested by an email.

A lot of good insight on this blog. So I took a look at some of the other entries. Again, a site to consider.

Interestingly, there have been no comments on this blog. I’ve wondered how we rate blogs. I’m inclined to say that the more comments, the better the blog.

In this case, the content seems good. But perhaps the reading of this blog is what I see with my blog. I have a few faithful readers who comment by other means (phone, email, visits). I have not designed my blog to address a national or international issue. Rather, it is here to keep people updated on my life. Every once in a while I hit on a “hot button” issue and a few more people drop by to visit the site. After that spike, the usage returns to normal. Who knows, after I get WordPress up and running, maybe a few more will drop in for a while. But if my dad reads this, or my siblings, or some close friends, I’m glad.

Feel free to comment (might even boost my exposure — if not my self-esteem!!).

Wisdom, media, culture and the CBC

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

You find the greatest quips and qotes in the wierdest places.  I thought I would check out what was happening in CBC radio/TV negotiations.  In a section on bargaining context I found the best summary of what is currently happening to our media.

A few quotes:

The web is the ultimate channel surfing environment

Five years ago, reality television barely existed; three years ago, reality was becoming the dominant commercial network format and, today, reality seems to be disappearing in favour of more narrative driven forms.

Television usage and viewing decisions [are] the property of the viewer, not the programmer.

In Toronto and Vancouver, over half of citizens report English as their second language.