Blogs were once the outlet of choice for people who wanted to express themselves online. But with the rise of sites like Facebook and Twitter, they are losing their allure for many people – particularly the younger generation. — Verne G. Kopytof, NYT, February 21.
Blogging’s soaring popularity reminded me of the mass appeal of Citizen Band Radio when it was hot. Everyone had a handle. T.B. Knight was my moniker. After a while the sizzle faded. The amateurs had had enough. And the airwave returned to the highway cops and the truckers who were using it before its mass appeal. QMfE, “The same thing’s going to happen to blogging,” I told my students.