*sigh* so Wired says blogging is dead

If you have not read it yet, here is the offending article: http://www.wired.com/entertainment/theweb/magazine/16-11/st_essay

I say offending because actually the article seems dated in itself. So now apparently the clever people tweet and facebook their way in the world.

Facebook has been around for eons now in the ‘Web 2.0’ world, and it’s great – for some stuff. So has twitter – relatively (although I have a well-documented difficult relationship with twitter and how it integrates into my own space).

Blogging now is deemed too ‘2004’

Blogging won’t go away, in the same way that TV did not replace radio.

Blogging enables all of us to read the thoughts of those we may not be lucky enough to meet. And enables free sharing of ideas.

If egos and the need to be bleeding edge prevents people/you blogging their/your thoughts, then shame on them/you.

Please keep posting, blogging and sharing and try not to be too influenced by what is deemed *cool*


4 responses

  1. If blogging is so 2004, then I (who only started in 2007) am tremendously behind the curve. But you’re absolutely right, Emma: every new media finds its own place and function in our lives, and blogging (reading even if not writing them) has already found an important (and permanent) place in most of ours. My jury’s still out on Twitter; then again, I still don’t know how to text with my cell phone, so perhaps that’s not shocking. 🙂

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  4. Years after you wrote this, blogs still fit in the mix somewhere. It’s a channel.

    That Twitter, Facebook and a WordPress blog all integrate to deliver a single message in a way that is so simple to set up has to be a factor.

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