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Sunday, September 25, 2005

Blogging as a voice in the world?

I've been thinking a lot about why blogging has become so popular. My personal opinion is that the world has become so stressful that people want to experience it the way they experience a roller coaster. They don't mind being afraid -- there's a thrill there -- they just want to do it in the context of knowing that they're perfectly safe. I think there are a great number of people who want to be involved in the world, but they want to do it at a distance. They don't want to go out and protest, but they do feel a burning need to have their say. (And the ones who do want to go out and protest can't get enough of having their say, so they blog too.) Electronics, the Internet, all of these things isolate us from other people, but we're still humans, and we still have a burning need to prove somehow that we exist.

Blogging somehow fills that gap.

Or at least, that's what I'm thinking. Anybody Else?

---- Nick Chase, Chaos Magnet

I agree. Bloging can be simplifed as the technology that enables connections amongst folks with similar interests that likely would have not been able to find each other before, nevermind have the exchange of ideas on those similar interests, and in so doing, move forward together to another (and hopefully) better place together.
So are you saying that people are congregating on the 'net not to avoid each other, but to find each other?

---- Nick
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