Saturday, November 11, 2006

CT Blogger Zombies

They are coming. Many of them are coming. And they read your blogs. So read their stuff. Lamontblog, Connecticut Local Politics, Caffeinated Geek Girl, Spazeboy, Connecticut Bob, et al. Read MyDD and Kos again. And blog some homework about them. And get your questions ready. And interesting thought: did "netroots"happen as a matter of intention or did the activity come first, with an overarching name for it applied later?


Aldon Hynes said...

Unfortunately, I'm having server problems with my primary blog, but most a lot of my politically oriented stuff is up on Greater Democracy.

I look forward to the discussion.

Kristen said...

Spazeboy's tribute to the end of official and unofficial Lamont blogs was fitting. They really set a new standard in political blogging. Their embrace of technology, grassroots organizing, and passionate discourse breathed new life into a campaign that would otherwise have been buried under the name-brand of Lieberman. Though their candidate is defeated, the attention they garnered on his behalf is inspiring - entire communities were forged online by people who embraced the opportunity to let their opinion be known. Political apathy is no longer supported by the excuse of not having a voice, and that will be a part of their legacy.

Colin said...

nice comment, kristen.

and i especially like the concept of lieberman as a brand-name, and the idea that bloggers maybe created lamont as a stealth brand, a little hipper and edgier, at least in the mode of conveyance, if not in actual substance.

dsterner said...

But how much of the blogger buzz actually reached the general population? Most of it was filtered through TV, etc. And Lieberman in one interview could trash the blogs for attacking him and probably leave a negative impression of them with hundreds in one swoop who will never bother to read them themselves. As the e.politics assessment stated, the internet is still a community of niches. The Lamont bloggers may have forged a community, but are still a niche.