Hansard Society - Political Blogs: Craze or Convention? (2004)
Political Blogs: Craze or Convention? - This report examines whether blogging can offer an alternative to traditional channels of political communication in the UK. The research study focuses on eight political blogs as representative examples of how individuals and organisations are harnessing blogging as a tool to promote political engagement. The research monitored activity on these blogs and, in addition, a blogging "jury" of members of the public with little or no experience of blogging scrutinised the blogs to assess their relevance as channels of political thought and debate.