On the importance of conversations…

In several threads recently a number of commenters have wanted to talk about the relevance or otherwise of blogging and the kinds of conversations we get on Slugger. In truth, they run the whole spectrum from informed and erudite, to interlocking, but mutually exclusive, rants. But as the Cluetrain would have it, their real value lies in “language that is natural, open, honest, direct, funny and often shocking. Whether explaining or complaining, joking or serious, the human voice is unmistakably genuine. It can’t be faked“. Further thoughts over at the Guardian.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty