Saturday, January 14, 2006

One-stop site for blogs offered - The Boston Globe

One-stop site for blogs offered - The Boston Globe: "A new Boston website aims to bring order to the tens of millions of weblogs proliferating online and provide one-stop shopping for overwhelmed Internet surfers. In the process, it could put some cash in the pockets of Internet scribes pecking away in obscurity.
One of Gather's new voices belongs to its new financial backer Manzi, who posted an article yesterday extolling the merits of the Gather model. ''No longer must I accept much of my content from what I have called the Literary Industrial Complex, that group of concentrated media organizations with their small elites and self-reinforcing arbiters delivering my news and information 'top-down,' " Manzi wrote, casting Gather as a democratic alternative to the mainstream press."

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