Wednesday, September 26, 2007

From the "Why is this News?" file

CNET has an article up this morning about a former MSFT employee's blog post stating that he's considering the switch to LinuxMCE to avoid DRM issues with Windows Media Player.

Why is this news?

If I write a blog post saying that I'm considering eating an apple for breakfast instead of my usual banana, will CNET cover that?

Sometimes the right-click journalism thing goes a little too far. For this hard-hitting investigative bit of reporting, the journalist read a blog post and then wrote a story that recapped the blog post. That's metablogging. That's not reporting. Just wanted to clarify.

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