Is twitter killing blogging?
What impact has twitter had on blogging
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11 September 2009
Prompted by a tweet and post by @mattlingard, I've set up this cloud.
Matt has set up a quick survey to ask people how using twitter has impacted on how much they blog or not. The results are really interesting. Matt is planning to do a more reflective blog on this, but some questions this raises for me are:
- If twitter has resulted in a decline in blogging, is this good or bad?
- What is the right mix of differnt communicative tools - twitter and blogging have different affordances - one short, quick, community-based, the other more reflective?
- In addition to twitter and blogging there are now a plethoral of other social netwokring tools for communication, for sharing information - is this good or bad? Is there a danger of dilution of message if there are too many communcation channels?
Summary so far...
17:28 on 11 September 2009 (Edited 17:28 on 11 September 2009)
More summary points...
- The value/importance of lurking – there is a much higher percentage of lurkers than contributers
- Twitter as a conduit for blogs – click and follow
- Motivation, audience and time
- Blogging as a process of thinking
- Twitter is addictive – a way of gleaning useful information
- The decline of blogging: “just evolution while we wait for the application that will ‘automatically’ organise; structure; indexes and present everything that an individual ‘writes”
- Conceptual challenges of new technlogies
- Motivation and addition – there needs to be an interest, a personal benefit - the ‘what’s in it for me?’ question
08:29 on 12 September 2009 (Edited 08:30 on 12 September 2009)