23:45 PM

The Demise Of Blogs?

In August of 2009 I asked: 5yrs: Lessons and Insights: Where Have All The Blogs Gone?

It seems others are now noticing it too. Stowe Boyd writes Are Blogs Dying?

He cites Marshall Kirkpatrick at ReadWriteWeb on the demise of Ask.com's blog search: R.I.P. World's Greatest Blogsearch

Also, Bruce Sterling, Dead Media Beat: blog search

The blogs are still there but they don't look like blogs. Gawker, Gizmodo, GigaOm, ReadWriteWeb, Techcrunch, VentureBeat, etc, all used to be called blogs and some people still call them blogs but they are online news magazines.

Does this mean that the "new" media might be vulnerable to displacement by a new generation of "blogs" in the same way they themselves displaced the older generation of news sites?

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