Oct 6, 2003
On the way to work today I thought about the death of the blogosphere. The hyperlink and associated text contributes in a large part to the perceived emergent intelligence of the blogosphere because it reduces complex decisions into a simple click more akin to the simple individual choices that power a decentralized emergent intelligence like an ant colony. Bob Doyle talks about audio and video blogging but I think he means the spirit of blogging that Dave Winer sometimes mentions. Will video blogging kill the blogosphere because it is too nuanced? On the other hand, if video blogging is born from users figuring out the fast easy way to vblog from cell phones as a way to enhance or annotate their social circles, that could be different. As long as their are still links.