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Blogging the EU

Margot WallstromUPI --Margot Wallstrom, the E.U Commisioner for Institutional Relations and Communication, has started blogging. Wallstrom's role evolved last year in a bid to improve the communication between the EU institutions and EU citizens. Her first entries include reference to the weather (tsunami and Brussels rain), thanks to blog friends, and a little snippet about strategy documents. Predictably, she is attracting all sorts of comments about everything except what she blogs about. Does she understand the spam magnet that she has become? Chris Cobb, writing in The Ottawa Citizen is nonplussed. "Without visiting all 37 million sites coughed up by Internet search engines, it is safe to assume that most blogs are not worth the cyberspace they occupy. The bulk are boring or offensive self-indulgences produced by those with axes to grind, prejudice to spew, porn to peddle or without the ability to get past the gatekeepers at newspapers, magazines, book publishers and edited online publications."

Margot Wallstrom is at weblog.jrc.cec.eu.int
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