The blogs that ate cyberspace

The News Limited story suggested that net-savvy types were giving up on blogging and turning their attention to MySpace. The owner of Myspace is, of course, News Limited. Also conveniently not disclosed was the fact that, according to the Gartner report, use of MySpace has been falling steadily during the past year.

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Jorn Barger says “lazy and sensational” journalists have dismissed blogs as mere diaries, neglecting the social benefit of collecting a network of links to information sources — archiving and drawing connections between items that would otherwise be scattered and soon-forgotten. Peter Merholz reckons most blogs should probably have a readership of about five people but thinks there’s nothing wrong with that. —Dan SilkstoneThe blogs that ate cyberspace (The Age)