Matthew Kirschenbaum has an interesting response to the Chronicle attack on blogging by "Ivan Tribble":
If anyone needs an answer as to “why blog,” an utterly crass, careerist answer (as befits the Chronicle), here’s one: networking . First, go read Phil Agre’s “ Networking on the Network .” Then ask a blogger how their blog has paid off in terms of networking dividends. Bet they’ll have some stories to tell. In fact, why don’t we do just that? Would all academic bloggers reading this consider posting a comment or a trackback entry about some specific professional dividend that their online presence in the blogosphere has garnered for them?
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