Felt inspired to post something on the Wall Street Journal story about the number of bloggers in the US after reading this post by Patricio Robles at econsultancy.

In paerticular, I liked the Patricio's use of a Mark Twain quote. In fact, i agree with the last section of his post so here it is . . . 

When Mark Twain wrote "A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes", he certainly never envisioned the internet.

Tragically, thanks to the otherwise wonderful power of internet distribution, a lie can travel around the world while the truth is still looking for its shoes. That means that journalists of all types have a greater moral obligation today than they ever have.

There's no doubt in my mind that civilized society can't thrive without the institution of journalism. But flimsy reporting, weak editorial oversight and a 'report first, think last' mentality aren't going to cut it, no matter which 'media' carries the torch of journalism forward into the 21st century.