Nov 3, 2006

The great blogging peril

World Wide Web creator Tim Berners-Lee frets about the unchecked power of bloggers.
Sir Tim believes devotees of blogging sites take too much information on trust: "The blogging world works by people reading blogs and linking to them. You're taking suggestions of what you read from people you trust. That, if you like, is a very simple system, but in fact the technology must help us express much more complicated feelings about who we'll trust with what." The next generation of the internet needs to be able to reassure users that they can establish the original source of the information they digest
Since bloggers not only link to each other but also to such "trustworthy" sources as newspapers, magazines and scholarly journals, I fail to see how this could be a problem. But maybe it's just me.

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