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13th of November, 2018

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What killed the blogger in us?

The blogger in me isn’t dead, it’s just sleeping. A few years ago, I was what the Old Economy referred to as a Producer. Nowadays, what with the Twitter and the Facebook, it seems that everybody has become a micro-producer, and a macro-consumer.

But this kind of economy is obviously nonsense. In a situation where the consumption so completely outpaces the production, it follows (in my little analysis) that quality of what we consume decreases rapidly.

People used to jab at bloggers, saying that it wasn’t worth reading because, hey, who cares what your cat is doing? But think about the endless fluff that rolls by on your Twitter feed. The Facebook statuses, while interesting to me because I know the producers, carries little actual value with them. They just make you feel good.

If I compare what my connections are doing in the social networky present to what the people on the blogroll used to put out in a day of energetic blogging, well, let’s just say the world has taken a turn for the stupid.

What accounts for the discrepancy in production and consumption? Could it be that somewhere the machines are running, thumping underground, lulling us Eloi toward the dinner bell? Don’t come crying to me when your Twitter roll cold-cocks you and you wake up with your feet tied and an apple stuffed in your mouth.

Not me, man, I’m gonna hip-check that witch into the oven, just like Hans showed us. I’m mixing shit up, but you know what I’m about.


Comments

zonker

Yeah, I know exactly what you're about. I mean, based on how you suddenly went off the rails in those last two paragraphs, I'm hoping you're about to take your meds.

Eric

.... dude.... you ARE The Man.....

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