Citizen journalism rules KO!

It constantly amazes me that my musings on things that I find interesting/ironic get a small but regular stream of visitors. Kimchi, elephant shrews, singlespeed bikes, brain patterns and various obituaries are hardly the stuff to stop the presses or burst the wordpress servers.

But this is brilliant and somewhat inspiring. “How my blog started the avalanche that buried presidential aide Tim Goeglein” <link>.  A quick investigation into a piece of plagarism and a blog post resulted in presidential aide resigning 24 hours later. As the writer says…

“Reporting in one minute, writing in one hour, a whole career undone in one day.”

Well done, Nancy. Citizen journalism rules KO! Maybe one day…

The last para also contains a lesson for us all. Focus on the details. Spell check and make sure you get the names of people correct.


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