There's no such thing as the blogosphere? A response

Former Gawker blogger Choire Sicha maintains that bloggers aren't connected to each other. This person either hasn't read about chaos theory, or doesn't believe it.
Stephen Baker

Former Gawker blogger Choire Sicha says that there is no such thing as the blogosphere. "These people aren’t connected; they don't have anything to do with each other."

Well, that's just not true. Even before the Internet, we were connected. Now we're more so. Sure, we only read a tiny fraction of the blogs out there, but that doesn't mean we're not connected. If a storm breaks out in one corner of the blog world, others feel its effect. Maybe I'm a sucker for chaos theory, but for me, the blogosphere is like global weather. With each post, we're all contributing to breezes and eddies, high and low pressure systems. Occasionally we can stir up tornados.

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