Nick Belardes, a long-time Bakersfield blogger, gets the nature of networked media. He has long used MySpace to promote his blog and his various media projects (books, films, music). He was an early adopter of Bakotopia.com. He has been a champion of local bloggers for as long as I’ve known him.
Not long ago, he took an online job with one of the local TV stations.
Bakersfield.com has a content-driven social network on its site.
Nick is using Bakersfield.com to promote ABC23.
Kudos to Logan Molen and his team for not taking it down. After all, it’s all about the conversation, and in a civil discussion, all media is welcome.
I hope Nick is reciprocating and linking back to Bakersfield.com where appropriate.