Happy Blogiversary to Daily Kos

Daily Kos turned three yesterday. At that time, Markos was lucky to get 100 visitors a day. Today, Daily Kos is the most amazing phenomenon in the blogosphere, averaging 500,000 visitors a day. It is a community of voices, but as Armando, another major contributor to the blog explains, it all really goes back to Markos.

Markos is the magic here. Yes the Community is the heart. But Markos created the space, created the conditions and created the spark that has made dailykos what it is today.

So lift your virtual glass, a toast to Markos.

Indeed. Congrats and many, many more, Markos.

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    Re: Happy Blogiversary to Daily Kos (none / 0) (#1)
    by Che's Lounge on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 12:59:25 PM EST
    Will the revolution begin on the internet? Let's make history.

    Re: Happy Blogiversary to Daily Kos (none / 0) (#2)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 12:59:26 PM EST
    When any blog becomes more about commenters leaving hundreds and hundreds of two line snipes at one another, I stop reading it. I understand TL's frequent comment about bandwidth, but the kind of comments I see at most other blogs is not discourse. It is more like a disjointed chat room with comments like, "Hail King George", etc. The election blogs were very much like that, with people that didn't know anything about their government reducing dialogue about our election into a red vs. blue football game. As if the life and death decisions for the entire world were nothing more than a sporting event in which we care more about the reinforcement of our own egos than the causes we decide to champion/make priorities. Two line superficial commentary is the blog equivalent of soundbyte corporate media. Nothing of substance gets discussed at all. I believe that the value of a blog is not equivalent to that of an online news magazine. Blogs grew out of forums, which were instances where a topic and some facts were given - inviting readers to discuss them and collectively collaborate on the creation of ideas or gaining of understanding. I read Talk Left and especially the Left Coaster for the well thought out posts and because many times the commentary is above average. I'd prefer it either that way, or to simply have the posts by the acutal bloggers and then no commentary at all. We need a greater understading of the issues, not more emphasis on talking points and tabloid journalism. Who cares about Bush's iPod, let's focus on where our tax dollars are spent and what lives have been lost as a result of our election decision making.