Craig Colgan reports, in the National Journal:

Weblogs arrived in the late ’90s, thought up by savvy Net writers seeking to make better use of the Web’s capabilities. Bloggers never sought to emulate mainstream journalists; they defined their endeavor as a totally new venture.
(…), consistently ranked among the top news destinations on the Web, is about to invest a chunk of important virtual real estate into the blog concept. has killed its discussion boards, with their 18 million posts per month, and instead plans to establish by the end of August what it will call “Weblog Central,” a portal of regularly updated lists of blogs from throughout the Web, arranged by subject. It will include links to’s own blogs as well.

In other words, a mighty media organization has realized that this new form on the fringes of the Web may be about to cross over a threshold, beyond quirky trend to establishment acceptance.

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