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”.