‘We were all bloggers, or so it seemed circa 2003,” writes Jeet Heer:
“At the height of the blogging craze, there were even utopian claims made on its behalf: Blogging would give us (finally) the Republic of Letters that the Enlightenment promised, a world where everyone could be a writer and find an audience—an interconnected network where, in true McLuhanesque fashion, a divided world would become a unified global village. Thanks to blogs, journalist Trevor Butterworth wrote in the Financial Times in 2006, ‘power was shifting from the gatekeepers of the traditional media to a more open, fluid information society.’”
“A funeral for blogging itself feels not far off—or at least a mid-life crisis.”
“What Were Blogs?” Jeet Heer, The New Republic
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