Blog: Understanding the Information Reformation That's Changing Your World

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"Blog" is short for "Web log"?an online site with time-dated postings, maintained by one or more posters, that features links and commentary. That's the most basic definition, but it is like saying a car is a means of transportation featuring four wheels. In Blog, syndicated radio talk show host and best-selling author Hugh Hewitt helps you catch up with and get ahead of this phenomenon.

"Millions of people are changing their habits when it comes to information acquisition," writes Hewitt. "This has happened many...

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Overview

"Blog" is short for "Web log"―an online site with time-dated postings, maintained by one or more posters, that features links and commentary. That's the most basic definition, but it is like saying a car is a means of transportation featuring four wheels. In Blog, syndicated radio talk show host and best-selling author Hugh Hewitt helps you catch up with and get ahead of this phenomenon.

"Millions of people are changing their habits when it comes to information acquisition," writes Hewitt. "This has happened many times before―with the appearance of the printing press, then the telegraph, the telephone, radio, television, and Internet. Now the blogosphere has appeared, and it has come so suddenly as to surprise even the most sophisticated of analysts."

If you doubt the influence blogs have in society, think again. Better yet, just ask Senator Trent Lott regarding his comments at Strom Thurmond's birtuday celebration. Ask New York Times editor-in-chief Howell Raines about reporter Jayson Blair's fabricated stories. Ask Dan Rather and CBS about President Bush's National Guard documents faxed from a Texas Kinko's. Or ask John Kerry about his battle with Swift Boat veterans. All of these major stories were fully covered by the mainstream media only after their exposure in the blogosphere.

"Hugh Hewitt [is] the unofficial historian of the blogging movement." ―The Wall Street Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780785288046
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/13/2006
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,312,828
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 8.06 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Hugh Hewitt hosts a nationally syndicated radio program heard daily in more than one hundred cities. Hewitt is a professor of law at Chapman University and a partner in the law firm Hewitt Wolensky McNulty & Hickson LLP. He is the author of more than a dozen books and is a columnist for the Washington Examiner and Townhall.com and blogs daily at HughHewitt.com. Hewitt is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Michigan Law School.

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    Posted October 17, 2012

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    Its kinda like finding Voss out of Mustardo RoBeast Sammich.

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    XDXD Yeah. Thats an epic name btw

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2004

    Excellent book

    Hewitt describes the use of the Internets in seemless fashion. Although he only mentions other good weblogs once or twice, his programming skills are next to some. The narrative keeps going with a certain momentum.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2005

    Blog-tastic!

    Wow! I had no idea. I'd heard about blogs, but clearly I've been out of the loop. This book not only brought me into the loop--it made me feel like I could OWN it. Seriously, pick up this book if you don't want to be selling oranges on a freeway offramp five years from now. Communication is the key and Mr. Hewitt communicates the importance of The Blog and its future as the new media kingpin.

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