"You know a trend is over when the government shows up. So once the LAPD's flacks hit the blogosphere, it became startling clear that the blogging revolution is officially passe." (full article...)
Though our Fire Department blog was not specifically mentioned, and our friends at the LAPD are more than capable of standing up for themselves, Ms. Garza asks us to consider the future of what she describes as "bureaucrat blogs" from local municipal agencies.
The question of course, and her comments, are not new.
The public debut of the LAFD News & Information blog in 2004 brought similar comments of blogging having 'jumped the shark' - yet remained hopeful of our ability to move forward and grow in both the spirit and technology of blogging.
..and so we ask of you, our readers and therefore stakeholders: Is there value in what our LAFD blog and other municipal blogs are offering today, and more importantly where you sense we're headed?
With that in mind, we ask you to read Mariel's thought-provoking missive, and then to let us know in the comments section below exactly how this Fire Department blog is doing.
While you might wish to directly address Daily News Readers, or Mariel Garza herself, that's not the purpose of our posting
NOTE: We will post comments of any viewpoint that are polite and on-topic regarding the LAFD blog and municipal blogs in general.
Comments that are impolite, seek to belittle other commentors (rather than their viewpoint), speak about Ms. Garza as a person rather than directly to the issue, or in our sole opinion appear to be comment spam or ad-hominem attacks will not be published. For that, there is Usenet.
..and so again, the question: Is there value in what our LAFD blog and other municipal blogs are offering today, and more importantly where you sense we're headed?
Do we get it? If so, how? If not, why?
Please click here or on the 'comments' link below to publicly share your thoughts.
Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department
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