Monday, September 07, 2009

Recommended reading: Say Everything: How Blogging Began, What It's Becoming, and Why It Matters by Scott Rosenberg

A timely and well-written blogging history and perspective by Scott Rosenberg; see this Amazon.com page and the book site for more details.  I also recommend Rosenberg’s first book, Dreaming in Code.

Blogs are everywhere. They have exposed truths and spread rumors. Made and lost fortunes. Brought couples together and torn them apart. Toppled cabinet members and sparked grassroots movements. Immediate, intimate, and influential, they have put the power of personal publishing into everyone’s hands. Regularly dismissed as trivial and ephemeral, they have proved that they are here to stay.
In Say Everything, Scott Rosenberg chronicles blogging’s unplanned rise and improbable triumph, tracing its impact on politics, business, the media, and our personal lives. He offers close-ups of innovators such as Blogger founder Evan Williams, investigative journalist Josh Marshall, exhibitionist diarist Justin Hall, software visionary Dave Winer, "mommyblogger" Heather Armstrong, and many others.

Recommended reading: Say Everything: How Blogging Began, What It's Becoming, and Why It Matters by Scott Rosenberg

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