Tuesday’s Charlie Rose show featured a main segment on weblogs with Glenn Reynolds, Anna Marie Cox, Andrew Sullivan, and Joe Trippi as guests. Fourty-two minutes into the program Charlie Rose asks what people can do to find the voices of interest in the world of weblogs.
Charlie Rose: “How do you find out people who are showing a particularly incisive mind and ability to communicate?”
Glenn Reynolds: “If I had a big organization, like say if I ran The New York Times or some piece of it, I would pay somebody — and you wouldn’t have to pay them a lot, it’s not very hard — to just plug the URL for every New York Times story into Technorati which will then give you a list of every blog that links to that story and see what people say. And if you find a bunch of people saying there’s a mistake in it, I’d run a correction *snap* just like that and I’d credit somewhere on the website the blogs that pointed it out. And you would turn a bunch of adversaries into a bunch of unpaid assistant editors and fact-checkers overnight. And I don’t understand why more organizations don’t think that way.”
Charlie Rose: They might after this program.
A great mention of what Technorati is all about and how companies can involve weblogs in collaborative reporting and editing.
I grabbed an audio clip of the full comment as well. (792 kilobytes in size, 51 seconds in length)