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The Blogger Clutches Her Chest,

14 March 2008

…falls to the floor, and begins to gasp. She reaches out a hand to someone off-stage, her eyes pleading. “Susan,” she whispers, “Have pity! I thought … I thought we were friends–” But no sympathy is forthcoming. The blogger’s spirit has been crushed. Crushed! I tell you. Oh, woe to us. Oh, woe! Woe! Woe!

Blogs spew forth, in largely unedited form, the observations of people who are often unable to express themselves coherently in writing and are as inept at the virtual conversational skills required for online exchanges as they must be at face-to-face communication.

–Susan Jacoby, The Age of American Unreason

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