Wednesday, 23 November 2005

bloggers and the MSM

Meant to link to this ages ago, but kept forgetting. Annie's post last week did what she does so often and so well: put into words something that had been lurking at the tip of our brain for a bit, something that we knew we found odd about the whole Delhi Bloggers and Bombay Times thing.
Blogging is a virtual activity. Blogosphere is VIRTUAL.
It is comprised of people who sit in front of computer screens, hitting keys for the pleasure of it, or for a cause, or even for self-promotion of a certain kind. These people will read what other people like themselves are writing. These people will scream, rant, rave, stand up for each other, laugh when they receive legal notices, make fun of those who deserve it....
but these people may choose not to crawl out of the woodwork to say hello.
Precisely.

18 comments:

Übermaniam said...

Though, they'd love to. Which is why they try so hard to make so much noise. Shrilly.

Anonymous said...

Ah. You are dogged by the Daily Attention-Seeker too? You're in good company.

(Sorry about the anonymous comment. Don't want that pitiable creature landing up on my blog next. Will mail ya.]

Anonymous said...

someone grab TDU by the nuts and wring them. hes a pest.

Übermaniam said...

That still won't get you bloggers much attention. You need MSM for that. until then, you can keep reacting Ad hominem to our thoughts. Shrilly.

Anonymous said...

This Daily Pest - he says "our" when he refers to MSM's thoughts. So why in the name of all that's holy is the poor pinhead desperately jumping up and down for attention from the blog world?

Übermaniam said...

Your guess is as good as mine, dear cowardly friend. Maybe, after all, someone needs to keep an eye on you kids. Now, now, think before shooting off some crap. At least try to think. It might hurt but go on, be brave.

Übermaniam said...

And one more thing...oh never mind. You're too easy.

Anonymous said...

Ah. This from the blogger who not only turns off comments on his blog, but then also takes it off the list of blogs on his page.

Just keeps the group blogs that he hopes people will think are respectable enough for him to look good. Poor wannabe.

Why am I writing this anonymously? Please see what the second commenter said, spaced bar. It speaks for all of us.

Sorry Zig. Shouldn't be doing this on your blog. It looks like this jerk-off is turning into another like the Save Indian Families twit. No more from me, promise.

Übermaniam said...

Ah, it's the flame whore. and the gold digger. And the CSW doing the rounds. Poor zig, the kind of people he hangs out with. hope he gets some. Also. Yay, more traffic for my blogs. By the way, lovely blog you point us to. I wonder who it is writing about. Hmm...Fortunately, we're not afraid to advertise our email. and our true intentions. Tee hee.

Übermaniam said...

But then CSW's need the advertising. that's how they make a living. told ya, you're too easy. Aww, zig, you're such a darling.

Übermaniam said...

Btw, how's business?

Übermaniam said...

And thanks for publicising our blog. The idea of not bringing it out in the open was to make CSWs like you look good. After all, you don't want your lines clogged with customers, do you? then again, maybe you do. Ah well, thanks for letting people know and not looking good. god knows, looking good is the last thing we're after. Told you. You're too easy. and stupid to boot. Now, if only you had decent tits. (not even that.) So, want me to tell the world about your blog? Seeing that you've already got so much egg on your ugly face.

Übermaniam said...

ho, ha, hee. Sorry, couldn't help but come back and laugh once more at you for thinking I was trying to look good. Hahaha...what a dunce.

Übermaniam said...

And the answer to your question, Zig: My point is his blog is not a blog, it's MSM. His blog would be a non-starter but for rediff.com/MSM. Do I need to spell out what I'm getting at? His blog is not a blog. Prem's blog is so big because it comes from MSM. Learn how to use MSm, properly, not bang your head against them just because bloggers have nothing better to do. Think. And put me on a media blog if you want to hear some useful contrarian views on what you bloggers keep going on about. Thank you.

Übermaniam said...

A blog goes down: prempanix AT blogspot has decided to stop blogging. the news should bring much cheer to the folks at cricinfo. Now, their blog is the only cricket blog on the net worth visiting. Note: it's fronted by MSM, big media and big money. Hope you know what that means to this debate about MSM versus bloggers. Goodbye to prem panikker's prem panix. Welcome to cricinfo's MSM blog. RIP.

zigzackly said...

Guess why Prem decided to pull down the shutters? Idiots hijacking the comments section to insult each other, never mind what the original post was about.

But Prem's changed his mind, never fear.

Übermaniam said...

True. Some people will always find a way to get around such idiots. Thank god for that.

Anonymous said...

Ah! This is the loony you were talking about. He falls into the class of "Bad me" paranoids - the chaps who think "they are out to get me & I deserve it because I'm bad".
DD