Ball point pen on the morning newsprint
I seem to be referencing Andrew Keen's book alot lately, The Cult of the Amateur, How The Internet Is Killing Our Culture. As I've stated before, Mr Keen makes a lot of very interesting points about Web 2.0 and how bloggers are filling the web with unprofessional content. I have to concede, there is a lot to be said for having an editor. Take this story about a mayor of a New Jersey shore town and a blog he writes detailing his frustrations with out of town, undesirable renters. You would think that a public official would know better, but he wrote a few derogatory ethnic slurs about Staten Island renters on his blog and now he finds himself in the middle of a very big controversy. Surely an editor would have stopped him from writing said slurs, not just because they were hurtful but in his own self interest. Now, the voters of Belmar, New Jersey will become the ultimate editor.