Oh, grow up

Gone, in other words, is any sense that blogging as a technology is revolutionary, subversive or otherwise exalted, and this upsets some of its pioneers. Confirmed, however, is the idea that blogging is useful and versatile. In essence, it is a straightforward content-management system that posts updates in reverse-chronological order and allows comments and other social interactions. Viewed as such, blogging may “die” in much the same way that personal-digital assistants (PDAs) have died. A decade ago, PDAs were the preserve of digerati who liked using electronic address books and calendars. Now they are gone, but they are also ubiquitous, as features of almost every mobile phone.

Blogging is no longer what it was, because it has entered the mainstream. From The Economist print edition.

3 Comments leave a comment below

  1. ‘We are still relevant!!!’

    ~ Traditional Print Media

  2. Why exactly do you disagree with the Economist’s opinion?

    I don’t necessarily agree with the language that they use; “dying” may not be the best choice to describe blogging or other internet applications. But it seems to me that they are simply noting a major shift of thought towards internet exposure.

  3. I think blogging is not dying, it’s evolving.