East bound and down

I’m headed for Palm Beach this morning and a meeting with broadcasters, so blogging will be sporadic the rest of the week. I didn’t want to leave, however, without pointing to this wonderful essay by Henry Copeland, founder of Blogads. Long a cheerleader for blogging, Henry really nails it by deconstructing the phrase “Consumer Generated Media” and calling for a new name.

But the label of CGM misses the vitality that people experience as they engage with each other publicly and in real time. Calling blogs consumer‐generated media is like calling sex the “clothless generation of heat, musk and mucus.” The essential excitement and motivation just doesn’t come through, does it?
Go read the whole thing. It’s prophetic.

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