Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The start of blogs?

I was listening to the radio at work today, and a thought occured to me. 

Just before i go into that, a little background.

We listen to no particular station at work, Sometimes its an randoms persons ipod, other times its good radio, and then there are times like today. Its the same throughout the level, so you can't listen to your own music, and listening to your music in headphones is not acceptable either. 

Someone puts it on a particular station, and good music is played, but then it gets to 'drive-time' and its what i hate. 

Talk back radio.

Is there anything worse? No, really? 

I can't stand it for the life of me, and no matter what they are talking about it doesn't matter. 

Its just someone talking about almost nothing interesting, or nothing that THEY can make interesting at least. 

However, it occured to me. 
Is talkback radio a little like blogging? 

I mean, they whole idea of it, obviously not the borin ness of it. 

You have one person, giving there thoughts on anything, and sometimes everything, and people commenting/calling up about it. 

In fact Wiki gives this descriptoin of talk back radio: 

Talk radio is a radio format containing discussion about topical issues. Most shows are regularly hosted by a single individual, and often feature interviews with a number of different guests. Talk radio typically includes an element of listener participation, usually by broadcasting live conversations between the host and listeners who "call in" (usually via telephone) to the show. 

And of Blog

A blog (a contraction of the term weblog) is a type of website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. The ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs.

So thats just my thoughts on talkback radio and blogging... 

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