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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. But that is like saying a car is a means of transportation featuring four wheels. Millions are changing their habits when it comes to information acquisition, and the blogosphere has appeared so suddenly as to surprise even the most ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published January 14th 2005 by Thomas Nelson (first published 2005)
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I was only a couple of pages into Blog: Understanding the Information Reformation that's Changing Your World before i found myself being annoyed by Hugh Hewitt's voice (even though i couldn't quite identify what it was~and not his actual voice, mind you, this wasn't an audio book~something just wasn't vibing right). I hadn't heard of Hugh Hewitt before i read this book so i didn't know he was Mr. Conservative Right, but i did slog through the book anway. He sees the blogosphere as part of the "N ...more
David Stewart
Sep 30, 2014 David Stewart rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Blog chronicles the history of the blogosphere and pushes for its expansion. It argues that we are in the midst of a reformation, a democratization of information, very much like the one caused by the invention of the printing press. Hewitt tells his readers who he believes are the Martin Luthers of our day and warns us to join them or be left behind.

This book shares recent history of American politics and American news agencies to show how they were instrumental in establishing the blogosphere'
Lori Grant
Mar 29, 2013 Lori Grant rated it really liked it
A should-read book for knowledge workers and entrepreneurs on concepts and social trends.
Aaron Pogue
Blog by Hugh Hewitt is an informed, educational, and compelling take on the new prominence of blogs and social media in today's business and politics. Hewitt clearly knows what he's talking about, and he does a remarkable job of weaving together personal experience, real-world examples, and a little bit of extrapolation to make a strong case for everyone to start a blog, and start one now.

That said...Hewitt is also a self-satisfied Neocon (I want to say "blowhard") who takes time to crow about t
Jul 07, 2010 Jen rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book was much like blogs themselves--hastily researched and quickly written. When it is a blog, this is ok because you can easily click to the next thing and it didn't cost you a dime. When it is a book, it suggests something about dismal about the publishing world. Any book about blogs was bound to be outdated by the time it was published, so I can forgive Hugh Hewitt that.
Sean Higgins
Mar 19, 2009 Sean Higgins rated it it was ok
Not really my genre to begin with, and definitely more dramatic than suits my fancy. I guess technology prophets need to sound alarmist in order to increase the volume of their system alert. Blogs are great, sure. But blogs are not yet "the information reformation that's changing [my:] world."
Aug 17, 2007 Wendy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: bloggers
Although this book has a definite political agenda, it is nevertheless a fascinating look at the "everybody's a journalist" phenomenon.I cited it extensively in a paper I wrote on MARC cataloging of political blogs.
Dec 27, 2007 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone wanting to make an impact with their blog.
Shelves: blogging, 2008
A great history of blogging and a good view on how blogging can impact the masses. Good ideas on marketing your blog and creating a blog that people want to read.
Mar 20, 2011 Seth rated it liked it
Shelves: blog
Surely outdated now, it was trailblazing in its time for discussing and predicting the power of blogging and the long tail of social media.
Oct 29, 2008 Aaron rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one, and may god have mercy on your souls
I am now dumber for having tried to read it.
Joseph Daly
Oct 22, 2007 Joseph Daly rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
As a word Blog is very cool. As a readable book Blog=Boredom. couldn't finish this one.
Apr 22, 2016 Brittany rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Disappointed that the book didn't have more practical types on staring a blog and successful blogging.
Alex Mclean
pretty dry read... Only got through the first couple chapters.
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