Da Fink versus Comment is Free

Guido has counted and the The Times now claims to have forty-four blogs on the go, but until now it has not sought to emulate the Guardian’s piss-poor Comment is Free. So the news that the Times has launched a rival Comment Central filled Guido with dread. Murdoch gets interactivity but do his minions get that a Babel of comment is not a comment blog?
On examination Comment Central turns out to be a rolling round-up of the best of the web a la Tim Worstall’s Sunday Britblog round-up. Having an editor (Danny Finkelstein) seems to Guido a more intelligent approach to consolidating multiple sources of blogospheric comment. Funny, it seems like only months ago that journalists would boast of blogs that they “never read them”.

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