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Thursday, October 07, 2010

You know, I think that Facebook has become the Wal-Mart of blogging.

Mom and Pop blogs all around the country are feeling the strain. I mean, sure, the most successful local shops blogs will, if anything, get stronger, but the little guys that offered a service with a fairly shallow niche, or generalists who got business just because of the popularity of their location author, will end up closing their doors.

Like the big W*M, or now whatever the heck that sun-glyph is that they use, FB offers easy access to a lot of products content, at a low price, in one place, but it is often hard to navigate and, really, how much of this stuff do you actually need?

The stuff that costs more -- that which, to beat my analogy into the ground, takes longer to read and requires more deliberate access -- gets less attention in the realm of instant-access media.

Who would've thought that the traditional "electronic mail" and "weblog" would become antiquated so darn quickly?

I thought, at least, they would be the cassette tapes of the digital world, and not laserdiscs.