Just a little food for thought: which Founders do people think would make the best bloggers?
I think Benjamin Franklin is a definite contender for the top spot- I think I remember Walter Isaacson suggesting once that Franklin would have had a blog had they existed in the 18th century. Franklin was the sort of person with the wit and temperament to operate a simultaneously insightful and amusing blog. Let's be honest, who wouldn't want to read a blog by the creator of Poor Richard's Almanac? I could even see Franklin overseeing a Breitbart-like family of blogs smashing away at contemporary Tory journals.
Sam Adams would also be in the top category. A sturdy mix of rhetorical skill and blatant sensationalism would be both entertaining and perhaps maddening. He would be an endless source of red meat for the folks on his side. I could see him and Paul Revere together operating the Drudge Report of 1770s Boston. Revere's famously slanted engraving of the Boston Massacre is perfect fodder for a hypothetical 18th century blogoshpere.
I could also see someone like James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, or Alexander Hamilton operating a Ricochet/NRO type outfit. They would be generally more cerebral and analytical and, excepting Hamilton, rather more subdued. A Jefferson-Hamilton internet flamewar would be fascinating to watch, though.
This is by no means exhaustive, of course, but I think it's an interesting exercise to imagine how the great Patriots of the revolutionary period would behave in today's new media. So how would the ones I didn't mention- John Adams, John Jay, Patrick Henry- fit in? Or do they fit in at all?