To understand the future of blogging one must be reminded from whence we came – @dbierbrauer gives us a fascinating look backwards (and then forwards).
From her presentation, it starts here with USENETS and moves on from there. For those that are even old enough to remember USENET then this might be a trip down memory lane!
and then the coined term…
It’s taking over the world…
She concludes it by stating her prediction for where it will go:
Soon, all forms of communication will be done through the blogosphere. Instead of langage barriers, there will be coding errors. “HTML” will be used in everyday web conversation.
People will be more afraid of the network crashing than the market crashing. Even worse, hashtags will be everywhere. #SpringBreak2003
Unfortunately hashtags are already everywhere – I see them far too often and too much!
What’s neat is that this presentation was for a class on blogging and wikis, which I like to see as having a love for education. It’s great to know that schools are seeing the importance of having an education around blogging and social media as fundamental to being relevant and literate in this day and age.
There are many other predictions for where blogs may go, including the possibility of absolute disappearance or even having Facebook be the “death” of blogs:
Who’s to say at this point? Even if I’m still around in 2060 I’m sure I’ll be doing something other than blogging, right?
Where is blogging headed in our short and long-term future? How do you think it’ll evolve or change?
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