Tuesday, May 20, 2008
When everyone has a blog will a blog mean anything?
Almost 40 Million adult Americans have a blog and still climbing. When that number exceeds 100 Million, will almost all blogs be anything other than the rants and raves of someone with an opinion to share? Already, "letters to the editor" mean a lot less, when the number of people who comment on an article may run into the hundreds. The impact of one letter is far less than it used to be. On the other hand, by allowing greater expression of different perspectives, we have the opportunity to surface more ideas than ever before. But there are so many that we may need specialized search engines to find, sort and analyze all the ideas which are out there. Of course, how we can adapt the human brain will be the big question as electronic prostheses will not be enough for the new world in which we will be living.