July 21, 2004

Technorati is Going to The Democratic Convention with CNN

CNN just announced that Technorati will joining them at the Democratic National Convention next week (I'll have a CNN press release to link to soon). Dave Sifry and I will be on-site in CNNís convention broadcast center, where Dave will provide regular on-air commentary on what bloggers are saying about politics and the convention (thousands of them, not just A-listers or convention credentialed bloggers). We are also going live with a politics site. Our new site will make it easier for people to see what political bloggers are saying about the convention and†CNN.com will link to this site, and weíll be updating the CNN site with the latest.

I'm incredibly honored to work with the rest of the folks at Technorati, because they are so good at what they do, even though what we are trying to present about blogs is so hard to do in terms of making blog information make sense to people. But I hope we can live up to your expectations, as bloggers, readers, the Thomas Paine's of the 21st century, as we talk to each to each other, and Technorati attempts to show the incredible conversations that compliment journalism, and adds to the discourse.

I hope we can do you justice and communicate well what blogging is about to people who don't know about this, and why your conversations matter. That they are passionate attempts to connect to people, and be heard, instead of the old consumer/customer model where we just hold our mouths open to passively receive content from mass broadcast media. That now, we are all participants and we want a voice and a place in the discourse at all levels, about whatever any individual blogger cares about, unfiltered, honest, and real. Cross your fingers that we can pull off showing people not on the internet why you matter. We hope we can make you proud.

Also, if you see some interesting post about what's happening at the convention, please email me at mary at hodder.org, with the subject line CONVENTION COVERAGE, because we need good quotes to show how powerful people's ideas are.


For some additional news on the Convention bloggers, see Adam Penenberg's Blogging Against Convention.

Posted by Mary Hodder at July 21, 2004 12:45 PM | TrackBack

Very cool Mary! Hope you're having fun in Boston!

Posted by: Lee LeFever at July 27, 2004 08:01 PM