The Twin Cities News article, “Cutting Through the Blog Fog”, an attempt to translate all the media hype and speculation on whether or not blogs are just a passing fad, growing industry, or just plain dead.
Yet you’d never know it these days, checking out the latest buzz in the mainstream media and the tirelessly boastful blogs. But now, after several years of revolutionary rhetoric in each venue about the wonders of the blogosphere, doubters have surfaced. Suddenly, they are questioning the accumulated wisdom of the boosters.
It’s boom or doom. Like so much of what pings around in today’s vast media echo chambers, odds are that neither of these visions will stand the test of time.
“We don’t know where any of this stuff is going,” says Sree Sreenivasan, a new technology guru (and blog fan) at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
But we can say some things with a fair amount of certainty.
One is that mounting evidence suggests the years of explosive growth could be over for the blogs.
Do you think blogs are dead or just getting started?