The blogosphere was praised on TV yesterday. When the London mobile phone system shut down, blogs were apparently the prime method for passing news that Cousin A was safe etc. I think that's wonderful. My own computer was down, all day, but I am so proud that some of us were able to make a real difference.
Blogging the actual news, however, was and still is pretty pointless because its been and remains all over the TV in so many countries. To use the only word that springs to mind, its overkill, possibly self aggrandisement and an insult and a slight to people who are in genuine shock, or are plastering photos of missing loved ones up and down the streets, or even pacing holes in the carpet at a hospital to see if their brother/sister/partner/child pulls through.
Have some respect. Have the decency to stand silent. Blog about something, anything else, but please, if I see one more blogger wax poetical about the highs and lows, if I see one more sorry, self involved moron (even if they live or used to live in London) do the whole drama queen thing when they have lost nothing and nobody, I am going to... well I don't know what.
Get over yourselves, M and others. You look like the drunk who turned up at the wrong funeral and is trying to steal the show. Shame on you.
Suck it up. Either find a way to help, or do something else useful but quit the ooh-ing and coo-ing, its demeaning and disgusting.