Thursday, 22 March 2007

Forget the Oscars...

As if we needed more proof that the blog is well and truly cemented in our lives, UK daily freesheet Metro has launched its Best of Brit Blog Awards 2007. The awards strive to recognise "the very best in British blogging", across eight categories: Arts and Entertainment, Fashion, Politics, Sport, Travel, Youth, Technology and Weird and Wonderful. Results will be decided by a public online vote and a panel of 'celebrity' judges.
Metro have included snippets of the front-runners on their website. My favourites include Shiny Shiny, a blog devoted to girlie technology (dispelling the myth that toys aren't just for the boys), Google Sightseeing, dedicated to strange aerial images captured on Google Earth (usually naughty, from what I can gather) and Hecklerspray, a cultural critique which includes the category 'Victoria Beckham Pig Chasing Stories'. Nice.
The fact that this event even exists is testament to the massive power of the blogosphere in 21st century culture. What's more, as a virgin blogger (and, indeed, a complete technophobe), my jaw has unmistakably dropped at the vast array of weird (and disturbing) goodies on offer in this new world.

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