Have you noticed the blogosphere growing quiet? The pros and the a-listers and the corporate blogs are still at it as strong as ever. But tumbleweeds blow through the empty feed folders of personal friends. Flickr too is fading away. Maybe it’s just summer and we’re all outdoors, as we should be, instead.
But I think it’s Facebook, first twitter, but now much more powerfully Facebook is sucking all that personal stuff, all that social presence and ambient intimacy behaviour and desires (usecases for you techies) out of the blogosphere and in to it’s fearsomely purpose-designed boxy blue and white world.
There’s a flavourshift in the blogosphere. The olde flavour of blogging is leaving us.
When you think of it, (personal) blogs never really caught on anyway.
Compare this one data point, my blogroll: 21 my FB Friendlist: 249
Blogs as dead media. At least as we once (hardly) knew ye.
Blogs are for pros, facebook is for friends
blogs dead. long live blogs.