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Sunday, October 23, 2005

'Look Out' for Bloggers

"The Indian blogging community (or blogosphere, as it likes to call itself) is essentially a bitchy, selfindulgent and an almost incestuous network comprising journalists, wannabe-writers and a massive army of geeks who give vent to their creative ambitions on the internet. Given that the average blogger-age is 25 years, it's clear bloggers love to indulge in hearty name calling and taking college-style potshots at others. This is probably why some of them get into trouble."

- TR Vivek. "Bite in the Blog Bark." Outlook Volume XLV, No. 43. October 25-31: 64


thalassa_mikra said...

As a former editor and current researcher, meticulous referencing always has my warm appreciation.

When it comes to bitchy, I'm guilty as charged. But incestuous network, wannabe-writer, and geek? The way I see it, you are only a wannabe-writer till your next publishing advance. Not that I have any such ambitions.

dwaipayan said...

how come u posted on a sunday? isnt it suppossed to be ur holiday?????

Gypsy said...

i can only recite words by metallica...
"Never care for wat they say, never care for wat they is ours we live it our way, all these words I don't just say, and nothing else matters!!"

Soumyadip said...

Dwaipayan, I read this on Saturday evening; I thought I needed to share this with fellow bloggers. Since I don't have a net connection on my home PC, I posted this from a nearby cyber cafe.