Good discussion of the paid/free models, citing Pat Kenealy’s Wired.com interview with Adam Peneberg linked down lower here.
Also discussion of payment models — ala carte vs. flat rates or bundled. As I’ve noted before in my discussions of Highbeam vs. Factiva in the paid research space, the flat fee model is most compelling.
"Blogging: If minds had anuses, blogging would be what your mind would do when it had to take a dump."
Finally, I have found the Ambrose Bierce of our time.
"On January 20th, 1980, after walking around at the Super Bowl in Pasadena in a fur bikini bottom, Rollen Stewart went back to his hotel room, turned on the television and saw born-again Christian preacher, Dr. Charles Taylor, on Today in Bible Prophecy."
This guy went to the superbowl (any televised spectacle) in a rainbow Afro wig and helds a sign that said "John 3:16". Then he held a hotel maid hostage while demanding a global press conference and went to jail.
Then there is the Devil of the Tour de France: Didi Senft
He chases riders with a pitchfork and rides the world’s largest bicycle. Most of the riders like him to do this.
Then there are your run-of-the-mill face painters