Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, February 21, 2011

Because, Like, 150 Characters Is Too Much to Read!

Blogs were once the outlet of choice for people who wanted to express themselves online. But with the rise of sites like Facebook and Twitter, they are losing their allure for many people — particularly the younger generation.


Anonymous said...

The sound-bite-itis sucks.

lisahgolden said...

MathMan read this to me last night which just reinforced my thoughts on stopping blogging once and for all.

BadTux said...

Uhm, except that blogging amongst adults increased from 11% to 14% over the time in question (a lede buried deep within the story), which is a 27% increase in the number of adults blogging (i.e., significant) if you do the math. The fact that the New York Times only cares about people who are under 34 years old isn't surprising -- that's a demographic that advertisers yearn for, because they aren't yet committed to homes and children and thus have more disposable income to play with -- but to go from that and say that blogging is doomed is nonsense.

- Badtux the Blogging Penguin

The New York Crank said...

Uhhh, say,Badtux: once everybody in America is busy blogging, who's going to have any time to read our blogs?

It's like a service economy. Once we're all taking in everyone's else's laundry, how are we going to be able to buy stuff?

Yours crankily,
The New York Crank

BadTux said...

Crank, Bloggers tend to read and comment on each other's blogs, in case you haven't noticed :). Indeed, that's where most of my ideas for blog posts come from...

- Badtux the Blogging Penguin

Chuck Pergiel said...

I write because I need an outlet, somewhere to put all my excess thoughts. Occasionally somebody reads something of mine: that's a bonus.

Also, reading is much faster than writing, at least for me, might be as much as a factor of ten.

Lastly, just because someone is talking does not mean they are worth listening to. Lots of people spout mountains of fluff. I suppose for someone who measures words, fluff may count as much as words with meaning. More power to them.