The Chronicle of Higher Education recently started up a blog called Wired Campus. I wonder what motivated them to do this. Chronicle-competitor Inside Higher Ed adopted a blog-like structure from the beginning, providing accessible, date-based archives and the ability to comment directly on each news entry.
However, by creating a blog solely about technology issues, the Chronicle is not very likely to insert themselves successfully into the blogging fray that now permeates online academics’ lives. They do allow trackbacks, though, and this is an important feature that Inside Higher Ed lacks.