Remember the vinyl record? Or the tape cassette? Or the 8 track cartridge? They were all means to record and playback audio. These in turn have given way to the CDs and the iPod and MP3 players may be undermining CDs.
Likewise do you remember we once used 8, 5 1/4 and 3 1/2 inch floppy discs for storing computer data. Then came the CD-ROM and now we have tiny pen-drives.
In a similar way, we started with fingers and toes, graduated to slide rules and now we use calculators.
With the march of progress, some things are relegated to the scrap heap of history.
Recently, during Blogfest.Asia 2010 Conference, a Prof. Peter Herford said that the future of blogging may be under threat as new trends in social media and news dissemination emerge online.
Prof. Herford is a 27 year veteran with American television network CBS but has been based in China for the last eight years and is currently teaching at Shantou University. His point is that although there is an estimated 50 million bloggers in China alone, Facebook has already reached 500 million users in just seven years. He postulates, ‘I won’t be surprised if blogging doesn’t grow beyond this point as new innovations are introduced on the internet.”
So, what do you think? Is blogging going the way of the Dodo? How do you feel about Facebook, Twitter and other such social media in comparison to blogging?
I love blogging and bloggers. I certainly hope that Prof. Herford is wrong about this.