Was aus der Mitte flüchtet. Sind Weblogs Archive des "schwebenden Urteils"?Autoren
Karin Harrasser, Wien/Berlin
Which properties of weblogs inspire the recently renewed diverse hopes that the internet could practically by default lead to a democratisation of knowledge and communication? What ist it that turns weblogs into institutions of "suspended judgement" and what about their (self)definition as archives of the marginal? This article supports the thesis that weblogs are not per se a case of "Emergence at the Margins" but rather - this apparently being symptomatic for the rhetoric of media change in the age of attention economics - express the wish of those who have long arrived at the cultural centre to lead an existence at the margins; they express a desire for selfmarginalisation.