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July 03, 2006

$450,000 to Study Blogs

As part of the war on terror, the Air Force is putting up $450,000 to study blogs.  The illustrious journal, Foreign Policy, in an article by Kyle Spector on their blog, has an exerpt of what has been learned so far:

Blog entries have a different structure," Ulicny said. "They are typically short and are about something external to the blog posting itself, such as a news event. It's not uncommon for a blogger to simply state, 'I can't believe this happened,' and then link to a news story."

Hm.  I can think of far better ways to spend that money related to blogs.

Posted by Lynn Allen on July 3, 2006 at 11:28 PM in Media | Permalink


when it comes to better ways of spending money, this just the tip of the tip of the tip of the iceberg.

Posted by: howieinseattle | Jul 4, 2006 6:33:37 AM

Wow, it took them $450K to read Atrios (Eschaton) and Carl (Washington State Political Report)?

Imagine what the bill to the taxpayers would have been if they'd looked at Dave Neiwert (Orcinus) or Juan Cole (Informed Comment) or Markos and the DailyKos community ... and actually had to read content written by the authors.

Posted by: Neal Traven | Jul 6, 2006 12:56:08 PM

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