Web As Radio

September 29th, 2007 | people I know

She’s going to hate that I’ve linked this, but Ariana Osborne just wrote a short and sharp burst of web theory that manages to crystallise a lot of my current thinking about blogs, groupblogs and podcasts:

I wanted the web to be radio.

Two-way radio that didn?t lose signal going over the mountains. Short-wave radio for a shrinking world. My voice sometimes on the same channel as yours, your channel silent when you went to bed, all the rest fading in and out as the sun swept around the world. Blogs are so. fucking. close. The closest anything?s come, really. Blogs begin their broadcast when you wake up in the morning, and go off air when you go to bed…


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