Thursday, October 23, 2008

I know, but thanks

I guess someone had to say it, but Wired was around first or at least early enough to call BS on blogging.

"Writing a weblog today isn't the bright idea it was four years ago. The blogosphere, once a freshwater oasis of folksy self-expression and clever thought, has been flooded by a tsunami of paid bilge. Cut-rate journalists and underground marketing campaigns now drown out the authentic voices of amateur wordsmiths. It's almost impossible to get noticed, except by hecklers. And why bother? The time it takes to craft sharp, witty blog prose is better spent expressing yourself on Flickr, Facebook, or Twitter."

My only quibble is that I seldom see sharp witty anything on Facebook, but then I'm old enough to remember the inventor of said prose.

Oh to be Interweb young again.

Posted by David

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