BBC story on weblogs
The BBC World Service program on weblogging is out, and you can listen to it at The Word‘s site. I think it’ll only be available for a week, so listen now! It’s 27 minutes, and includes interviews with Hossein Derakhshan, an Iranian, political blogger who lives in Canada and writes on politics and speaks about the meaning of weblogs in Iranian culture, and Stuart Hughes, a BBC journalist who started blogging while he was in Iraq, just to let his family know he was OK. He wasn’t OK, his leg was blown off by a landmine, which completely changed what he blogging about. My bit’s in there after the interview with these two, about 8:30 minutes into the interview and it goes all the way to around 15 minutes. After that they talk about self-publishing in print – as Mark Twain and Leo Tolstoj did. My voice sounds telephoned. Which, of course it was.
[Update: Stuart has posted an mp3 of the full, unedited version of his and Hossein’s discussion.]