Is Blogging Dead or Dying? Will Twitter Replace Blogs?

I think the answer to both questions is negative. Some "Twitter thoughts" are posted below:

Is Blogging Dead or Dying?

Dave Winer
davewiner Now -- next topic -- is blogging dead? It's a question that's been coming up since 1998 or so. The answer is no. Next question.


Ves Dimov, M.D.
AllergyNotes Twitter works well for creating a searchable, "no login required" archive of notes. A bonus: You can use later it for blogging ideas.


Dean Giustini
giustini omgosh, was interviewed about web 2.0...what it is, exactly? I said, somewhat sheepishly, that "web 2.0 brings together people...over ideas"


Ves Dimov, M.D.
AllergyNotes It does not look very professional when the first Google result for your name is your Facebook page... It's 2009. Start a blog at least?


Will Twitter Replace Blogs?

Ves Dimov, M.D.
AllergyNotes @Scobleizer Q "I invested a lot of time this year in FriendFeed and Twitter instead of my blog. Was that the right decision? A: Probably not


Ves Dimov, M.D.
AllergyNotes @kevinmd switches to longer blog posts from his previous style of mostly links and one-liners. Good decision. http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/


Ves Dimov, M.D.
AllergyNotes Links and one-liners are for Twitter not for blogs.


Ves Dimov, M.D.
AllergyNotes Also, I don't think Twitter will replace blogs or is the next step in the evolution of blog form.


Ves Dimov, M.D.
AllergyNotes See here the opposite view = "blogs are old school and static, go Twitter!" http://tinyurl.com/5hyn5o


Ves Dimov, M.D.
AllergyNotes And, no, Twitter will not replace your RSS reader either: http://tinyurl.com/6x4cab


Ves Dimov, M.D.
AllergyNotes @giustini "I think we need micromedia (Twitter) and macromedia (bloggers) to stay informed; blogging is not dead" - Dean got it right again.



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Updated: 02/16/2010

2 comments:

  1. Twitter and blogs now seem to feed off each other. Twitter allows the quick spread of information often with a link to the blog. It gives wider exposure to the blog but also gives twitterers quick access to a far wider range of ideas and opinions than ever before. This results in new blog posts that then start the cycle again

    Robbo

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  2. Twitter will replace blogs when movie previews replace movies as the preferred form of entertainment. You just can't get the full essence of an idea in 140 characters. You need the blog for that.

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