Some think Steve Rubel's blog-only diet was a silly PR stunt - apparently a bad thing - but it's excited more general attention than anything we've seen on a PR blog (at least in my recollection). It is an experiment, it is an interesting experiment. Does it prove anything? Probably not. Would there be any point to not following the links on blogs to mainstream media? Probably not. But Steve's novel idea does show that if you were relying on blogs you could stay pretty well-informed. And its fun, sooo lighten up a little.
Think for a moment about the way bloggers communicate these days. Could any of us now survive on a media-only diet. That would be limiting, our world would lose much of its richness and nuance. I'd be interested to know if we had to choose between media and blogs what would we do? Steve's experiment shows we could survive on blogs, but I doubt we could survive on the media. The world has changed dramatically.
Now a blogger has decided to do the media-only diet. Good luck, Costa.