Blogs are evolving

Fiona Blamey who writes the Web 2.0 Watch blog comments on suggestions that blogs have had their day, killed off by social media. Apart from being premature – Technorati she notes records that active blogs have levelled off at 15 million – she suggests it’s also wrong. There has, she agrees, been an explosion in usage of social networking like Facebook and Twitter which has taken its toll, but she believe that Steve Rubel’s decision to write only longer, more thoughtful posts on his blog and leave the short, snappy communication to Twitter is likely to be taken up by others. This, she argues, could lead to an overall rise the quality of the blogosphere.

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