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Saturday, April 30, 2005

Cyberworld Cinderellas

India Today refers to Bloggers as the Cinderellas of Cyberspace. India Today issue dated 2nd May has a report on the impact made by bloggers in the Indian scenario.

For those of you who have not had a chance to take a look at the article, here is what India Today had to say: -

Thanks to Tsunami, the bloggers have become a force to reckon with. The co-ordinated effort put up by the bloggers (mainly the South East Asian Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Blog) during the tsunami was phenomenal. On an average the featured bloggers put in anywhere between 30 minutes and 3 hours each day for their blogging activity.

Bloggers who had been mentioned include

Mainstream Media's coverage of Blogs

Although BusinessWeek’s Blogspotting.net says that mainstream media is ignoring the Blogosphere, Indian media is finally recognizing that blogging is here to stay. Ramya Kannan of The Hindu is working on an article on Blogs and Blogger meets. Soon there will be a situation where some of the bloggers would have built their personal equity so much that the mainstream media would wan't to speak to such opinion leaders while compiling reports.


  • I am glad that blogging has come a long way in India. We all able to get all kinds of opinion on news thanks to the bloggers. Tsunami coverage was one.

    I congratulate the bloggers who got a honorary mention.

    By Blogger Narayanan Venkitu, at 4:59 AM  

  • Good to see coverage on "blogs" in Indian media too .Will try to read the India Today May 2nd issue. I hope there is more substance than style.

    By Blogger Cogito, at 10:33 AM  

  • It is heartening that bloggers/blogging is getting the attention of the MSM.
    I am a little disappointed the Kiruba did not get mention the story

    By Blogger Venky Krishnamoorthy, at 12:20 AM  

  • @Venky,
    I also felt that Kiruba should have been mentioned. Normally when any of these weekly magazines like Outlook / India Today do a report they assign reporters from all parts of the country to contribute. At times you will find it artificial as they would featured a family each from North, East, West & South. Looks like that regional split was not in vogue for this report.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 6:57 AM  

  • On an unrelated note:

    Did you guys see the Hindu article where Sujatha called himself a kind of early blogger. I did not get it.


    By Blogger tilotamma, at 7:20 AM  

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