Sunday, November 23, 2008

Blog overload.

This Time magazine article asks an interesting quest: "How many blogs does the world need?" It says that this election was the first presidential election dominated by the Internet. It also says that there are too many blogs for a person to read. I would like to respond to that by saying: "Welcome to Web 2.0!" The days of content being provided by the select few are gone. Now even an ignorant immigrant like myself can offer his opinion to the world via his own site.

It wasn't too long ago that the same Time magazine declared us, the people who create online content, person of the year. So why such a sudden change? Did we all of a sudden fall out of favor with the publishers of Time?

I have no idea why Time's opinion of bloggers suddenly changed, but I think that there is room for everybody out here on the World Wide Web. Not every blog out there is dedicated to politics or sports or technology. There are bloggers who have a large readership and some that don't, but regardless of whether of the number of readers their message is still important.

I would not consider myself a blogger with a large following, but I would like to think that what I have to say is worth reading. The content I provide is usually well thought out and thoroughly edited. But I guess unless you work for Time magazine you should not have a blog. Oh, wait! Time just fired a whole bunch of their reporters. So, it seems, it's a good thing that I don't work for Time.


xep44 said...

If you ask me, a wide range of diverse opinions on every topic imaginable (made available through blogs) should be something a journalistic endeavor like Time should embrace.
Maybe they soured because they realize they are losing. Many blogs are more entertaining, and some are even more journalistically impressive than the old hands like Time and just about any newspaper.