On changes in the weblog culture…

12/13/2001

I found this one via Blogdex, which is always a shameful confession for me: Geoff Nunberg talks about the weblogging phenomenon (Real Audio). In this little radio segment, he compares weblogging, with all it’s diarist minutiae to Diary of a Nobody – which started me thinking. Exactly when did the weblogging format cease to be seen as a medium designed for insight and critical judgement and start being viewed as a place where people obsess about the trivia of their lives? I don’t think it had occurred to me before that this form of weblog was now the most prevalant – almost to the exclusion of other types. I don’t know how I feel about this…