Ghost Sites of the Web

Web 1.0 history, forgotten web celebrities, old web sites, commentary, and news by Steve Baldwin. Published erratically since 1996.

August 14, 2007

Gartner Group: Blogging Craze Peaking Out

Gartner Group: Blogging Craze Peaking OutI saw this via the always valuable the Gartner Group predicts that the blogging craze will begin to taper off in the next year or so.

The story states that "the reason for the slowing in growth and the predicted leveling off is because most people who would ever use blogs already have, while others who may have been attracted to the growing trend initially have gotten bored and moved on," and quotes a Gartner analyst who notes that "a lot of people have been in and out of this thing. Everyone thinks they have something to say, until they're put on stage and asked to say it."

Let's tip a glass to celebrate the demise of Blogdom, and to the 200 million ex-Bloggers who've presumably found something more interesting to do with their lives. My advice: go make some news instead of simply linking to it.


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