Alex Wright

further navel-gazing on the blog

July 19, 2000

further navel-gazing on the blog phenom

so, it seems i'm not alone in harboring a few latent doubts about the whole blog phenomenon. the good folks at a list apart have just published a piercing - if rather ardently one-sided - critique of the blog movement, questioning whether the recent blog explosion is really such a good thing for the Web after all.

while most of the article's points are well taken - and while i couldn't agree more that the vast majority of blogs out there are pure self-aggrandizing dreck - i do think that ultimately some small parcel of this stuff will prove itself worthwhile, and that over time a process of natural self-selection will take place, and that the cream will ultimately rise. let's hope, anyway.

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