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BLOGS!!!!!!!!! are so last decade

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TheSportsPredictor, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Could the blogs bubble be bursting?

    A study shows that teenagers just aren't that into them like they used to me. Twentysomethings, too.

    http://www.cleveland.com/nation/index.ssf/2010/02/is_blogging_a_slog_some_young.html

    Seems they're an, ahem, greying of bloggers and their readers.

    Everyone sign up for Facebook and Twitter now, k?
     
  2. Facebook is skewing older now, too.

    The whole social networking phenomenon actually seems to be slowing down, from my purely anecdotal observations of young people. They mostly just use it as an email system to send out invites to events and so forth.
     
  3. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    And to join an endless parade of groups and fan pages for basic declarative statements.
     
  4. Yeah, but most of the, "John Doe is eating a glazed donut!" posts come from the over-30 set, honest to God.
     
  5. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    2muchcoffeeman became a fan of This.
     
  6. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    I was going to start a thread asking the same thing. Facebook seems to be on the way down.

    Not sure about Twitter b/c I never bothered.
     
  7. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    This is the problem with newspapers trying "harness the latest technology." By the time they do, it's dead - or at least dead to the demographic we paper people try to reach (i.e. 18-30)

    Take a chronological look:

    Blogs
    Myspace
    Facebook
    Twitter

    What's next? And how long does it last?
     
  8. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    why do you hate glazed donuts?
     
  9. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    I don't know, but I can add another line item to your list of things newspaper executives got to too late in their attempt to harness the latest technology:
    AOL/Compuserve/Prodigy.
     
  10. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    Thing is, even if you do "harness this technology" it's dead in two years. And then what? On to the next?

    We're spending all this time, money and energy on "the next big thing" all the while, the only constant and proven product we have burns to the ground because most papers half-ass their effort on blogs, facebook and twitter.
     
  11. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    Who said Facebook or blogging was dead or dying to any demographic? Younger people aren't doing as many long-form blogs, but that hardly means it's going the way of the flash mob. Facebook is graying, but that's more attributable to the number of older people signing on.

    I know a lot of people are mistrustful of the Internet, but it's not the enemy.
     
  12. Where are you getting THAT?
     
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