Glen Clifford has written an article about blogging in Taiwan for the September 2008 issue of Centered on Taipei. The article profiles four Taiwan bloggers, Michael Turton, Scott Sommers, Mark Wilbur and myself. It is available as a pdf file. An extended version of the article is available on Glen’s website.
The article discusses a number of issues related to blogging. These include the relationship between blogging and the mainstream media and ethical issues. The extended version includes a little more background on the history of how blogging traces its roots back to the development of personal home pages back in the 1990s and later took off with more user friendly blogging software. It also mentions that in the beginning blogs usually commented on news that had been reported in the mainstream media but now media outlets often look to blogs for information and ideas.
While the number of active Taiwan blogs has probably plateaued I am still discovering many new Taiwan related blogs. I am sure the blogosphere will continue to develop in many new and exciting ways in the coming years.