And then there were blogs.
How many people are blogging? Half a billion? Less? More?
All these people clamoring to be heard have a way for them to put their words "out there" where a billion others might see them.
But we can only pay attention to, absorb so much. After that, it's just white noise. Are we hearing any more than we did before? Is the quality any better?
Do more choices always equal better quality?
Is anything being said on the internet that was not being said among families, friends and acquaintances?
I "get" technology blogs, but personal rants leave me wondering if anything is being added to the din.
There's always a chance you'll find a gem. But do we need blogs to do that? Is technology wonderful for the sake of being available?
I have the feeling that something is missing.
High Def TV does not transmit the feeling of a still sunrise in the wilderness.
The problem with blogs is that most often there is no "exhange" taking place, the blogger is talking from within a vacuum, and most often does not respond to input (unlike a forum where you'll get pounded, and either put up or shut up.)
Conclusivity is lacking.