One of the signs of the ever expanding role of the Internet in political life is the issuing of press credentials to bloggers for the political conventions, both Demo and Repub. The NYTimes has an article about this first set. Evidently some so-called “professional” journalists see this as further corruption of the profession.
And…blogs evidently are becoming a more significant tool for getting customer feedback in some companies according to a WIRED article. Of course, you’ve really got to want to know what customers think to open up to this kind of information.