July 13, 2011, 4:38 pm
The Death of Blogging in One Paragraph
By Henry Woodbury
Apparently Google+ is going to end blogging once and for all. First blogging was co-opted by big media. Second, blogging was trumped by short-form social media. In this framework the death of blogging can be summed up in one paragraph:
Remember blog rolls? Looking back, we can say they were the original Facebook Friend lists, or Twitter Followers, or Google+ Circles.
In other words, the network is more important than the content.
Facebook and Twitter and Google, each in their own way, make networking very easy. But when everyone is networked, what will everyone do next? Don’t say content. Content is hard.
Singularity is the day when everyone is so networked, that the picture of cute cats hits everyone’s eyes simultaneously.
Posted by Alan Shutko on July 13, 2011 at 7:50 pm
Ha ha! I was trying to think of a way to bring Lolcats into the post.
Posted by Henry Woodbury on July 13, 2011 at 7:54 pm
While I understand the comment, I don’t think it will kill blogging. Blogs will still exist for curated content. For short snippets, perhaps we’ll see a move towards multi-platform publication instead of mono-platform publication.
Posted by Joel on July 14, 2011 at 12:16 am