Cuban writes today on “blogging’s impact on media credibility“:
“Today traditional media uses blog posts as authoritative. If its written in a blog, it must be true. This creates the opportunity to create “single source” stories. Get one interview, read an interview of the same person on a blog and use that as “confirmation” that whatever your source told you is true.”
For years, Cuban has used blogging to present his side of stories about him appearing in mainstream media. Now, he’s wondering if mainstream media has gone from dismissing blogs, to depending on them too much. Some facts are easily checked, he says. Just because a blogger says something, doesn’t make it fact.
Just a reminder of how far we’ve come.
As for me, unless I hear it on Twitter, I don’t believe it.