Nice article in Reuters on this blogging thingie:
"To debate leading economists on hot topics like globalization and
free trade, you can hang out at Harvard — or log on to a growing group
of brainy blogs.
Blogging, the soap box for the masses, is getting a bit more
high-brow as elite professors look to share their views on the issues
of the day and interact with an audience that may not spend much time
on exclusive college campuses . . .
A recent study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project found
that bloggers typically write about their own lives and experiences,
and most have never had their work published elsewhere. Some 8 percent
of Internet users, or about 12 million Americans, keep a blog.
But high-level economists have reams of research published in
peer-reviewed journals, and the big names are routinely quoted in the
financial media and cited in policy speeches."
Blogging economists draw cyber-crowds
Reuters Wed May 2, 2007 5:57PM EDT