27 September 2010
This summer I – like thousands of other brave extroverts – put myself at the mercy of the critics at the Edinburgh Fringe. While falling victim to the highs and lows of reading reviews, I also noticed how the balance has shifted between professional critics and networked bloggers.
Traditional media outlets, at one time the taste-makers, are shuffling over to make room for bloggers.
This 'democratisation' has brought with it more review opportunities for the performers, and less of a hallowed place for traditional reviewers.