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Quote of the day — August 8, 2009

Good morning, Netizens…


This insightful quote comes to me from George Sands, and having read a bit more about the author of the quote thought perhaps others might enjoy reading it too.


“Then there is the phenomena I call “blogulgation” — when a group of bloggers feed off each other’s posts, citing to each other as reliable sources to bolster the validity of their position. A diatribe by another blogger is tagged as “news” in a cyber game of telegraph, where a surreal “reality” is crafted from amalgamated speculation corroborated not by actual facts or independent investigation but by endorsement of other speculators. Often regurgitating outdated news, disproven facts, they share such a fanatic devotion to their cultivated theories that they become disturbingly hostile, on a personal level, towards anyone with divergent views. Rather than a quest for enlightenment or intellectual debate, these groups often evolve into a support group for those with identical, albeit misinformed opinions.”


Ann Bremner

( A few brief words about Ann Bremner)


(Portions obtained from http://annebremner.com/ on her web site)


In addition to being one of the preeminent lawyers in the Western United States, Ms. Bremner was was named (again by her peers) as one of the “Top Ten Women Lawyers” in Washington State and one of the “25 Smartest People” in Washington State in Law & Politics Magazine.


Have you ever seen evidence of blogulgation taking place? It’s a thought for an otherwise beautiful Saturday morning.


Dave


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