Is blogging a “slog”..?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100203/ap_on_hi_te/us_tec_blogging_matures;_ylt=Aifv9R786pNaDuX_MkRwkYojtBAF;_ylu=X3oDMTJvbXRkcTQyBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTAwMjAzL3VzX3RlY19ibG9nZ2luZ19tYXR1cmVzBGNwb3MDMQRwb3MDMgRzZWMDeW5fdG9wX3N0b3J5BHNsawNpc2Jsb2dnaW5nYXM-

“Is blogging a slog? Some young people think so”

What kind of older person wrote that headline?

“By MARTHA IRVINE, AP National Writer Martha Irvine, Ap National Writer – Wed Feb 3, 5:25 pm ET

CHICAGO – Could it be that blogs have become online fodder for the — gasp! — more mature reader? A new study has found that young people are losing interest in long-form blogging, as their communication habits have become increasingly brief, and mobile. Tech experts say it doesn’t mean blogging is going away. Rather, it’s gone the way of the telephone and e-mail — still useful, just not sexy.”

Ah..well thanks for the attempt at coining something, Martha. Anyway. I think blogs have been going this way for a while. They’re still important and still there and still a critical part of social media. But it’s sort like e-mail becoming the new snail-mail…micro-blogging (Twitter and the like) is beginning to replace blogs in some ways.

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3 thoughts on “Is blogging a “slog”..?

  1. I feel as if communicating briefly is not really communicating. It is more like a cop out.

    I am in the young category and I just got into blogging and I have to say that yes it is more work. But it is also more rewarding and, dare I say, intellectually stimulating. Facebook is none of these things, in my opinion.

    Another Day On Facebook

    • I think that’s really interesting. You’re probably one of the people that hated the “Like” feature on facebook because, as people noted, it’s a way to acknowledge what’s going on in someone’s life without putting effort into thinking up a comment or response…

      I would defend Facebook but I’m biased because I am still an addict ;) And I respect your opinion. I just personally feel that communicating briefly is still communication nonetheless and it’s how our hyper, super-stressed, always-looking-for-ways-to-get-25-hours-out-of-a-day culture is evolving.

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