(Weblogs and) The Mass Amateurization of (Nearly) Everything

In terms of self-representation, the homepage is like a statue carved out of marble labelled carefully at the bottom where the weblog is like an avatar in cyberspace that we wear like a skin. It moves with us – through it we articulate ourselves. The weblog is the homepage that we wear. — Tom Coates responds to Clay Shirky’s Weblogs and the Mass Amateurization of Publishing. —(Weblogs and) The Mass Amateurization of (Nearly) Everything (Plastic Bag)