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The Tale of Two Tents: Bloggers and the Traditional Media

In Denver we got a chance to check out both the blogger tent set up by Google, YouTube, Digg and DailyKos, as well as the traditional media tent set up right outside the Pepsi Center. And believe me, these two tents could not have been more different.

Over in the Google tent bloggers and laptops crowded together at long tables or comfy couches set up in a tent kept dark to make up for the lack of air conditioning. The gang of new media gave off the vibe that it was there to crash the party — only 150 of the 500 bloggers, who paid $100 for space in the Big Tent, had official DNC credentials,

Over at the traditional media tent, publications like the Washington Post had about 60 staffers each, stationed in makeshift offices, complete with ample desk space, air conditioning, and fancy computers. But don't worry — both media headquarters had plenty of flat screens and an abundance of food.


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Google will be back with its Big Tent next week at RNC. To see video of a real-life blogger, and more pictures,

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ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
only in today's day and age would a blogging tent be as impressive at it is. i have to laugh cause we all knew that the internet and online communities would be the wave of the future and finally there are ways to capitalize on it - as we see google doing.
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 8 years
Hey this was an interesting post...too bad I don't have anything interesting to say about it! It's nice to see behind-the scenes stuff, since we can't see that on tv.
shalee55 shalee55 8 years
YUP...I'VE SEEN THE WHITE LEATHER COUCHES THEY USE AT BOOK EXPO....VERY NICE...I KEPT HOPING FOR A PRIZE DRAWING.....
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
i like that blogging is taken seriously.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
Mmmmmm jello shots... :drinks:
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
Mmmmmm jello shots... :drinks:
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
I got excited when I saw what I thought was a rainbow of jello shots. But alas, they are smoothies. ;)
Vespa Vespa 8 years
I know there were 150 officially credentialed bloggers. I was wondering if you were one of them!
Stella-Stylist Stella-Stylist 8 years
me too!
Stella-Stylist Stella-Stylist 8 years
me too!
JaeB JaeB 8 years
How neat! If I had been close, if I still had a blog, I so would have been there.
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