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Blogging

Updated on November 12, 2010

Blogging is really the new form of journalism out in the world today. We now live in a time when things happen in an instant, and people always want and need to voice their opinion. Blogging has been around for a while, but it really is just catching on, gaining momentum exponentially. When I say that blogging has been around for a while, I of course am talking in terms of technology. It amazes me to this day how fast technology moves, and how much change I have seen in my lifetime. When I was a child in elementary school, they were first introducing computers into the classroom. And the computers they were bringing in were by no means anything like we have today. When I was young I remember seeing adults typing in lines of code in DOS, and inserting large floppy disks that were actually floppy into huge disk drives. We certainly have come a long way since those computers, and cyberspace is a whole new frontier, one of many things. Journalism is certainly a large part of internet traffic, and there are people out there who make a living off of blogging. These people make their living off of a blogging the same way a journalist makes a living off of working at a newspaper company. The medium might be different, but the idea is similar. In this new information age of sharing news at a seconds notice, we are accustomed to speed. We want everything fast these days, from our meals to our news. We want what we want and we want it now. Blogging fits into this new ideal, and one thing I think that makes blogging successful is that it is quick and usually short. Blogging is a way of writing articles online, and for the majority of the time, blogs are very small in length. There is even a new trend catching on, coined as micro blogging. In micro blogging, the idea is to keep the blog quite short so that it takes very little time to read. Again, this practice fits in so nicely to our way of keeping things fast and short, so we may move on to the next thing.

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