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Is Blogging Dead?

Everybody knows that print media is in trouble, but Bruce Sterling thinks blogging is dead too. He said so on his blog. (Oh, the irony!)

For some uses, better tools have become available. People who blogged to keep up with their friends are turning to Twitter and Facebook. Social microblogging will only become more popular when open source microblogging matures, and will likely become much more popular than blogging.

Dave Duarte also pointed out that competing as a professional blogger is also becoming more difficult. People are expecting bloggers to become more professional. That’s a good thing.

Blogging isn’t dead. It’s just becoming leaner and meaner.

UPDATE: Okay, so print is not dead yet.

2 Comments

  1. esvl wrote:

    I agree with you, blogging is not dead its just harder now.

    Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at 17:34 | Permalink
  2. Stii wrote:

    Gosh, just churned out a similar post minutes ago. Blogging is not dead, its just that people are becoming more and more lazy to go through the effort while it is easier to Twitter, for example. I suppose this is how you’ll separate the chaff from the grain in the end. :)

    Thursday, August 7, 2008 at 09:38 | Permalink

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