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The end of home Blogging as purpose and audience usurped

Monday, 27 October 2008
Just a quick heads up:
Fascinating post from Wired - 2008, the end of blogs.

Not the death of blogging as such, but the death of personal blogs. Blogging powerhouses like Gawker and online link aggregators and magazines like Drudge or the Daily Beast now dominate, and half the functions of individual blogs are now well served by social networks. Link swapping and lifestyle commentary have now found homes and blogs have become professional.

An old idea I picked up from Jim Rossignol - The internet will become a set of personality based filters for content.


Anonymous said...

Filters... nice.

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