Posted by: OS GIKEN on Jan 09, 2011
Twitter - possibly the best description for anyone trying to front out a WEB 3.0 analogy.
Blogging - the epitome of WEB 2.0 (interaction, integration of web content, video, links, photo's etc.)
The Twittification of Blogging has begun, my false exit from blogging is testament alone, even people like The Source is a great example. FB and Twitter see's more action from this man's fingers than a blog does, and I have the same excuse too...no time. But time has never been the problem. Twitter and FaceBook are taking over true forms of blogging, where writing and skill is actually required. A Tweet or a Status update can say in 10 seconds what a blog must try to say in 5-10 minutes at least.
Usually we used to see blogs about some interesting happening in the news, be it IT related or not, now, we get a link on our Twitter and FB feeds and we read the real article, eliminating the 2cnd and even 3rd hand information distortion! If blogging can be successfully migrated to mobile, and I mean successfully, it can still rival the feeds you recieve every 5 minutes or so.
But that's the problem, the delivery, the medium by which this is brought forth...the mobile, the BlackBerry's and the iPhone's...Blogging, 80% of the time requires you to be in front of a stationary PC. Whereas Twitter and FB is on the go, real-time as they like to call it.
Its sad really, but die hard bloggers will always return to their, now defunct PC's and go balls to the wall and churn out some really good content, we've all read good blogs and just sat bag in amazement after we've read it, and really hoped for more of these, these soon to be fossilized means of conversation entertainment.
With the advent of tablets and iPads etc making a welcome introduction or as some would argue, "return" to the industry, the on the go'ness factor the mobile had over the PC resulting in less blogs is now a thing of the past, blogging can still take place, albeit for a much smaller audience.
I rely on Twitter to give me up to date, real time information on my interests, I rely on FB to share my quick-views with my friends and family, however, I rely on blogs, from diverse sources to keep me informed, keep me thinking, and keep me wondering about topics I've yet to discover...
Keep blogging alive, and it will be here when it snows in the summer!
OS over and out!