I've been meaning to plug my buddy Kevin's new blog for our reader for the past couple weeks.
That wasn't a typo. I think we have one reader.
Kevin used to host my favorite sports blog but now has a gig at Trending Buffalo, where he reports on the reporters at Buffalo Sports Media Watch.
In case you're unaware -- yes, dear reader, I'm talking to you -- The Buffalo News online edition now charges for article views.
Internet porn is FREE, but the dinosaurs at TBN think it's a good idea to charge readers to click around their average-at-best website.
The best part is that if you have any IT savvy at all, you know you can just clear the cache of cookies from your browser and TBN renews your free trial of a handful of page views. So because you can do this every time the site prompts you to pay to continue reading, all their new policy really does is piss people off.
Newsroom dinosaurs like to blame blogs and bloggers for the downfall of newspapers, but they're missing the point. They really need to blame bloggers for exposing their irrelevance.
Somehow I doubt they'll ever acknowledge that. But I'd be interested in getting Kevin's take on all this. Welcome back, my friend!