Sunday, October 28, 2007
Blogs Vs Newsgroups.
So I had this interesting exchange with one of my friends about blogging. I was saying how blogging was a new paradigm shift in how people express themselves. No more editorial control, you have a thought just go ahead and scribble it up for the entire world to see. I was sold on blogging being a phenomenon but found significant resistance from the other end, he is after all someone who is still not sold on the need for a cell phone. Then he threw in a surprise punch almost as an afterthought. He said blogging was pure hype and had existed with a different name "Newsgroups". I almost instantaneously dismissed it. Then he got me thinking and increasingly I felt he had a point, though I am not fully sold on it. I am still to do some deep thinking on this front. But for starters he and this other person seem to agree. If this were a tennis match my friend is up 15-0. But the game has just begun. To be continued..