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Jay Currie

One Damn Thing After Another

4/14/2004

National Post Blog

Welcome to the future. The Editorial Board of the National Post has put up a blog. Apparently not behind the subscriber wall.

At a bet this has been coming for some time and has nothing at all to do with the arrival of Shotgun. However, there is little doubt that this is a breakthrough for major media in Canada.

I've written about the inevidibility of blogs as the web face of major media for some time. The National Post's effort, clearly modelled on The Corner, lacks a few of the standard blog features: no comments, no blog roll. But it shows that the idea of a constantly updated conversation is catching on.

(Of course they may simply be responding to their columnist Andrew Coyne's attempt to convert a blog into an entire newspaper.)