Monday, October 20, 2008

Back to the Usual Suspects?

The great promise of the web is that it can take you beyond your usual circle of friends or sources of information. That ability, along with a few other things, is what really drew me to the web as a way of covering global health news. If most big media outlets treated international news as completely separate from health news, at least there was an alternative.

But it looks like we're swinging back toward centralization of media sources. In a story that's mostly about the declining popularity of Technorati and Bloglines, Nick Carr has some very trenchant insights into the growing centripetality of the web.

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