Thursday, October 23, 2008

First check for signs of life before announcing death...

Twitter, Flickr, Facebook Make Blogs Look So 2004: "Thinking about launching your own blog? Here's some friendly advice: Don't. And if you've already got one, pull the plug."
Wonder how many people have blogged about this today?

How's about just valuing each tool for what it can offer you? Love this quote:

"The time it takes to craft sharp, witty blog prose is better spent expressing yourself on Flickr, Facebook, or Twitter."
Ermmm... why? Total non sequitor. "The time it takes to craft sharp, witty blog prose" could equally be spent brewing a cuppa, phoning a friend, drawing a small smiley face. And... The time it takes to send a tweet could be spent noting down a phone number, sending a text message, firing off a one-line e-mail.

This is also worth a look:

"text-based Web sites aren't where the buzz is anymore"

Ermmm... so... ermmm... how come you're recommending Twitter? Or Flickr and Facebook where community is enhanced by images, but forged through text? Really not shaping up to be a great argument, huh?

Methinks the announcement of blogging's death is a tad premature. I have a feeling Wired magazine may first need to get to grips with what constitutes living before making announcements about a technology's death.

1 comment:

  1. Don't blame Wired, blame this dude:

    For someone who claims blogs are dead, his is awfully lame. Perhaps he just never got the hang of it?

    I agree, the article was weak. Weak, weak, weak.


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