OPEN SOURCE MEDIA LAUNCHED ! ( plus new blogs on the roll)
at The First Iraq
, I have learned of the launch of Open Source Media
, a collective media enterprise - one might even say " empire" - of the blogosphere's elite (including such admired luminaries as Austin Bay
OSM's mission:"OSM’s mission is to expand the influence of weblogs by finding and promoting the best of them, providing bloggers with a forum to meet and share resources, and the chance to join a for-profit network that will give them additional leverage to pursue knowledge wherever they may find it. From academics, professionals and decorated experts, to ordinary citizens sitting around the house opining in their pajamas, our community of bloggers are among the most widely read and influential citizen journalists out there, and our roster will be expanding daily. We also plan to provide a bridge between old media and new, bringing bloggers and mainstream journalists—more and more of whom have started to blog—together in a debate-friendly forum."
This project would seem to be a nonzero sum enterprise that could go far beyond the usual collective blogging efforts or aggregator platform to become a powerful and influential generator of unique media content. Content, it must be said, is going to be increasingly, and for the forseeable future, valuable in a wired world with more conduits of communication than can be qualitatively filled.
And in my own humble corner of the blogosphere, I'd like to welcome the following new bloggers to the Zenpundit
roll:Abu AardvarkAqoulAntimediaAtlas ShrugsDean's WorldEdge PerspectivesGrim's HallMemeorandumNew Yorker in DCOverexcitableQandOThe First Iraq
Check them out !