The New York Times seems to think that because teenagers don’t blog anymore, blogging is dying. And sites like Huffington Post and Business Insider are not blogs, but “mini-media empires” that are “virtually indistinguishable from more traditional news sources.”
The author must not read his own newspaper.
The story also claims no one reads blogs or websites anymore because Facebook and Twitter allows you to share content with people you know will look at it. That makes sense for “personal” bloggers, people with their own site.
But the Gawkers, Huffington Posts, Mediaites, and Business Insiders of the web can’t rely completely on Facebook. I guess calling those sites “mini-media empires” takes care of that.
I can see how the term “blog” can be vague. Is it a personal site? A news aggregator? A site with posts in reverse chronological order? Or any of the three? But to compare the big blogs out there with traditional news sources is insanely ignorant.