Friday, February 05, 2010

Bad News of the Day

Brought to you me by Nick Carr: blogging is now the uncoolest thing you can do on the Internet. It's so uncool that it's "like mahjong or needlepoint or clipping coupons out of Walgreens circulars: something old folks do while waiting to croak."

The underlying study is here. It's this take (spin?) in Yahoo! News that Carr is (sort of) upcool about.

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Here's another piece of meta-blogging. Over at Cheap Talk, Jeff has a short post on why he blogs. Here is his second reason:

I have a hard time coming up with topics of conversation. i am a total loser at parties. now i can slip away, break out my iPhone, go to the blog and remember what i blogged about last week. instant conversation topic. now i am even more of a loser at parties.