Wednesday, July 13, 2005


Learnt a new word this evening. I was a last minute substitute to speak at a Hansard society meeting on blogging. The main focus was on the impact of blogs, such as Jamies Blog, on the political process.

Some of the discussion ranged around comments and I had asked whether Jamies Blog attracted very many negative comments and mentioned that political blogs attracted comment from the main opposition party.

There was a strongly expressed view (supported by much vigorous nodding of heads round the room) that comments were often an irritant and most people logged on to a particular blog to engage with what the author had to say - not the commentators.

Apparently, people who persist in commenting in negative vein are called "blogroaches". Food for thought.............