-- “Twitter, Flickr, Facebook Make Blogs Look So 2004”, by Paul Boutin, in Wired
Do you agree? Do we quit blogging now before it becomes, you know, uncool? (Boutin: “[I]f you've already got one, pull the plug.”) Read the whole article first, then come back and share your thoughts here. My own take? Boutin's premise doesn't apply--yet--to our side of the Net. Local blogs haven't even gone mainstream (not radio- and TV-mainstream, anyway, though the real-time online mobilizing in the wake of the Ondoy flooding was a good portent), and the kind of monolithic, industrial-type blogging perfected by The Huffington Post hasn't taken root here. Also, many of us are far too, ah, floridly expressive for the stingy 140-word limit set by Twitter. Paano na lang all those added H's and W's, for example? (“Kain na pow meeh!”) We're a blabbermouth nation; bloggers will blog--while also Twittering and Facebooking.