I just saw this posting on Infoworld's techwatch, called Why bloggers blog. There's a question there about who to trust when looking for product information. Most said Other bloggers at 62%. I suspect that it's not just any random blogger, but someone who we already read or know, and therefore trust and respect their opinion. Although, I've often searched newsgroups on Google for info on products I'm researching and I'm sure it effects my opinion, even if I don't totally trust the source.
We have been remiss on this blog for awhile. I hope to catch up over the weekend with some more posts of what's been going on around here.