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    One man won't be welcome on the internet again is the broadcaster Andrew Marr, who has dismissed bloggers as "socially inadequate, pimpled, single, slightly seedy, bald, cauliflower-nosed young men sitting in their mother's basements."
    The BBC's former political editor, Andrew Marr, fired a broadside at the online community and insisted it won't replace journalism. What do you think?

    While I think there is a certain truth to his comment on social inadequacy driving people behind the keyboard rather than down to the pub, I can't say I have any opinion about whether political blogs such as P.ie attract "pimpled, single, slightly seedy, bald, cauliflower-nosed young men" - are you such a person? (I am not)

    Added Link here..... Marr hits out at 'angry rantings of drunk bloggers'
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    Think he has got it in one as just look as the crap thats posted on here with slur after slur on anybody and everybody with little in the way of fact.

    In 5 years forums such as this will cease to exist.

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    "pimpled, single, slightly seedy, bald, cauliflower-nosed young men"

    Eh.....



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    Its just because the likes of him and other media are exposed and threatened that he speaks thus.

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    It won't replace news journalism, but it could end up replacing media commentary, unless the commentariat ups its game and offers something better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orbit View Post
    It won't replace news journalism, but it could end up replacing media commentary, unless the commentariat ups its game and offers something better.
    Don't think it will replace that because within 5 years you will be required to put your name to anything you post and will be held accountable which is why I see forums like this dying.

    IF I was in DC's shoes i would be looking for a buyer in 18 months.

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    I thought the whole point of internet forums was so as not to bore your mates down in the pub, it works for me ;-)

    honestly, pick a few of the quality blogs out there and compare them to the local politburo (BBC/RTE) reports over the last few years. Who called it right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by odie1kanobe View Post
    Don't think it will replace that because within 5 years you will be required to put your name to anything you post and will be held accountable which is why I see forums like this dying.
    I wouldn't confuse the sheer mass of stupidity that gets posted on the internet, with the relatively small amount of really defamatory material. I've no problem with people being held accountable for the latter, but that's no justification for denying the right to anonymity. After all, stupidity isn't a crime. In fact, the right to be stupid is a cornerstone of democracy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomas Mor View Post
    Its just because the likes of him and other media are exposed and threatened that he speaks thus.
    If he was a two bit hack yes sure. Given that he knows a thing or two about quality journalism he has a point. Certain personality types do better online and many are exactly as he described. Angry and drunk is wonderful combination providing you can still see the keys. That said forums at least have a degree of interaction the banal rubbish on Twitter and Facebook claims to have.

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    According to Prince, the Internet's 'completely dead'.
    ... He went on to say: “The internet’s like MTV. At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated.

    Prince also criticised the advent of gadgets and computers: “All these computers and digital gadgets are no good.

    "They just fill your head with numbers and that cant be good for you.”... >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    I have to say I'm tending towards agreeing with him. Since the internet has been irrevocably commercialised, and is looking like it will keep tending in that direction, I believe that it has lost the power to say anything meaningful that is significant or salutary for cultural life. For sure, I hope and expect that one or other of its mutations will evolve a worthwhile existence in the future, but for now, I am looking forward myself to weaning myself off the habit, cold-turkey or otherwise, one of these days...
    “Words are animals, alive with a will of their own”.

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