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The results of this Pew Internet & American Life Project study provide new evidence that the younger set is becoming increasingly reliant upon centralized, networked publishing tools. Fewer and fewer people are carving out their own niche online...

"Few of the activities covered in this report have decreased in popularity for any age group, with the notable exception of blogging. Only half as many online teens work on their own blog as did in 2006, and Millennial generation adults ages 18-33 have also seen a modest decline—a development that may be related to the quickly-growing popularity of social network sites. At the same time, however, blogging’s popularity increased among most older generations, and as a result the rate of blogging for all online adults rose slightly overall from 11% in late 2008 to 14% in 2010. Yet while the act formally known as blogging seems to have peaked, internet users are doing blog-like things in other online spaces as they post updates about their lives, musings about the world, jokes, and links on social networking sites and micro-blogging sites such as Twitter."

Great. More ephemeral, locked-in tales of the 21st-century human condition; less and less thought given to futurity (aside from the future profit margins of Big Content).

10:26 am, December 16, 2010 :: the future

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