Law.com's Robert J. Ambrogi proclaimed the demise of the legal blogosphere last week, citing posts from Mike Cernovich of Crime and Federalism and 11D. Both posts cite a kind of prelapsarian egalitarian blogging world circa 2005 where every voice was heard and it was easy to communicate meaningfully across traditional boundaries. Cernovich provocatively claims that now:
Law blogging is like high school or college. The black kids, white kids, and Asian kids are all sitting at separate tables. The law professors, lawyers, and law students all link to members of their respective subcultures. There thus isn't much debate worth reading.
Maybe it's just me, but I don't think that's true here in our little corner of cyberspace. I know from comments and conversation that we boast a readership of law profs, big law and small firm lawyers, regulators, and students.
If you're looking to branch out to a different discipline, though, today's WSJ describes the "new stars of the blogosphere": economists. Check out its Reader's Guide to Econoblogs. But don't stay too long! Return to us and prove that reports of the blawg's death have been greatly exaggerated.
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1. Posted by Joe on July 16, 2009 @ 9:50 | Permalink
It would be awfully difficult to determine if a blog writer is African American, Asian or anything else unless he or she puts their picture on the blog, which very few people do.
2. Posted by Jake on July 16, 2009 @ 19:15 | Permalink
Could not agree more. The Glom is the gold standard of law blogs.