Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Jody's a blogger too

The over reaction to Jody's blog entry has highlighted one of the problems with web logs. I had originally planned to start producing a web log at the beginning of September but paused to reflect when I saw the over-reaction and the way in which an off the cuff comment was manipulated by the Labour Party.

Does this mean that politicians will be forced into producing a very narrow style of blog which is devoid of humour in any form - lest it offends? I've enjoyed reading Jody's campaign diary because I have felt that I have had a glimpse of the real person. How many other politicians will be able to produce web logs in similar vein remains to be seen.