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R.I.P. The Blog
1997-2013

 

The blog is dead.

FRANCINE HARDAWAY 12.04.12 6:02 AM
Fast Company

 


 

Blogging is dead, long live blogging

ONUR KABADAYI Wednesday 16 July 2014 12.28 BST
The Guardian

 


 

The blog is dead, long live the blog

JASON KOTTKE DEC. 19, 2013, 8:31 A.M.
Niemann Lab

 


 

The blog is dead
If journalism is now a process, continually updating and iterating on the facts in any given event, then you can’t really freeze it in an article anymore, can you?

 

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2002 and 2006
Blogging by US teens halved between 2006 and 2010 and declined among millennials, according to PewResearch.

 

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Rise of social networks such as Facebook and microblogging platforms Tumblr and Twitter.

 

On 16 February 2011, there were over 156 million public blogs in existence. On 20 February 2014, there were around 172 million Tumblr (2016: 291.7 Mio) and 75.8 million WordPress (2016: 76.5 Mio.) blogs in existence worldwide.

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So, bloggers should be excited, not downhearted. Roughly 15 years after the beginnings of the format, we have arrived at the essence of the blog – a highly trafficked, commercially appealing platform whose best years are ahead of it.


The blog is dead

 

 

 

 

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