Definitely: Is blogging in decline? | Khanya. And that was written in 2011! Here’s another written in 2013.
Been watching the stats on this blog the past 12 months and am considering ending this blog. The death of Google Reader knocked out a lot of regular readers. Only about 10% of readers visit this blog due to the RSS syndication feed – the rest seem to be through search engines or typing/bookmarking the URL.
The hey day of blogging was before social media – today, everyone uses Facebook or Google+ to share items. More time spent on social media means less time spent reading blogs.
There will still be personal web sites, of course, but the heyday of blogging is past, it seems.
Last night this blog was literally attacked by comment spammers, in spite of numerous tools used to keep spammers away. None of their work successfully made it into visible comments, but it was time consuming to clean up the mess.
Because this blog receives few comments, I have disabled all comments.
I predicted this outcome long ago: Unable to Meet the Deductible or the Doctor – NYTimes.com.
We pay $831/month (for all health benefits, cheap by other state’s prices) and received notice our rate goes up by 11.8% for 2015, for individually purchased coverage. Real savings, huh?
All your data are belong to us: F.B.I. Director Hints at Action As Cellphone Data Is Locked – NYTimes.com.
Perhaps they should just require that the content of our phones and computers be automatically backed up to the NSA cloud: think of it as providing a service a la Google. In exchange for a loss of privacy, the NSA/FBI would then provide a free backup service.
Of course we are to trust J. Edgar Hoover’s own agency: “He used the FBI to harass political dissenters and activists, to amass secret files on political leaders, and to collect evidence using illegal methods. Hoover consequently amassed a great deal of power and was in a position to intimidate and threaten sittingPresidents.“
He was accused by Newsweek as being Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of Bitcoin: Dorian Nakamoto solicits donations to sue Newsweek – CNET.
Newsweek’s report should win an award for worst journalism – as I pointed out before, the evidence used to finger Dorian could just as well finger me as the inventor of Bitcoin. In journalism, accuracy no longer matters – only how many eyeballs were sold to advertisers matters.