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LOS ANGELES, April 23 - Get ready for the next level in the blogosphere.
Arianna Huffington, the columnist and onetime candidate for governor of California, is about to move blogging from the realm of the anonymous individual to the realm of the celebrity collective.
We're anonymous here, she (and therefore the Times) says. We operate at "levels," none of which (so far) are the "next level" (up, right? where else?) occupied by celebrities.
Note that crapping on what 8 million bloggers have already done isn't Arianna's game:
Having prominent people join the blogosphere, Ms. Huffington said in an interview, "is an affirmation of its success and will only enrich and strengthen its impact on the national conversation." Among those signed up to contribute are Walter Cronkite, David Mamet, Nora Ephron, Warren Beatty, James Fallows, Vernon E. Jordan Jr., Maggie Gyllenhaal, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., Diane Keaton, Norman Mailer and Mortimer B. Zuckerman.
The game is Seelye's.