The Guardian: “Bloggers and internet pundits are exerting a ‘disproportionately large influence’ on society, according to a report by a technology research company. Its study suggests that although “active” web users make up only a small proportion of Europe’s online population, they are increasingly dominating public conversations and creating business trends.” (via Speedy Snail)
I find it funny that…”Bloggers and internet pundits are exerting a ‘disproportionately large influence’ on society”…because, really, bloggers and pundits are PART of society.
Isn’t that what’s really being said between the lines? That somehow, these non-human, social outcast bloggers are meddling with the minds of proper citizens that make up “society” at large?
It would give me the giggles if it weren’t so annoying. But, hey, bravo to the “large influence” — a nice change from the usual “bloggers think they exert influence, when really they exert none” vibe as of late.