I noticed this brief article at the NYT about a blogging convention and thought that was a little weird. Blogging conventions sorta died in 2004-2005 not long after they started. But at least this one has some admission in its own blog that things are different in a post entitled "Is Blogging Dead?":
Not according to Hugh MacLeod at Gaping Void. In two recent posts "Why We’re All Blogging Less", and "Blogging Isn’t Dead It’s Just a Subset of Something Much Larger and More Important."More important??? The hobby of the masses is a direct extension of pen-pal-ing that President Eisenhower encouraged the people of the world to take up in his inaugeral speech of 1953. What could be more important.
The funniest thing about that post is the thing that is supposedly "more important" is content-less web stuff like Twitter and Facebook. Apparently the revolution is truly here and all the pages are blank after all. Ever get the feeling that Web 3.0 will all be about masking household odors?