The Observer, on the rise of a British blogosphere that matters. The juicier bits start once you get past the first half, which recounts the role of weblogs in Prescott’s downfall.

“Asked by The Observer why he [Guido] thought his blog had generated such heated criticism, he said: ‘The main problem for everybody for me is that (a) I don’t want a career in politics (b) I don’t want a career in journalism (c) I have resources and ability, and (d) I don’t give a flying f*ck what you think.'”

We can only hope that the dismal newspaper artsblogs will rise to the challenge, and actually cover serious art and heritage rather than celebrity and entertainment tat and the artworld ‘fashions of the day’.

[Update: The Guardian also covered the blogs & Prescott story the next day]