Power Brokers?

The Shooting Wire says that gun blogs are the new “power brokers” in the game.

http://michaelbane.blogspot.com/2009/06/bad-news-and-tactical-corsets.html

Michael has some commentary at his blog on how new media is rapidly blending with Old media in the shooting community. I don’t really think that blogs are power brokers so much as we tend to serve as the mouthpiece and PR machine for the voice of the shooting community. As a community, bloggers tend to have our fingers on what people are actually feeling in real time; there is very little delay from thought to action. Mind you, that is both our biggest strength and greatest weakness as a content distribution format.

Ultimately, I do think that new media wields a tremendous amount of clout, but right now it tends to be an unfocused sort of clout, jumping from issue to issue and topic to topic. I do also think we’re far too quick to eat our own, but that’s another post. Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

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