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Last updated on July 16th, 2017 at 10:48 am
Ted Olsen reports:
As weblogs proliferated earlier this decade, Andy Warhol’s famous aphorism was modified to read, “In the future, everyone will be famous to 15 people.” Now it looks like Warhol was right after all: Thanks to widespread blog burnout, everyone will be famous to 15 people for 15 minutes.
Tech researcher Gartner Inc. reported earlier this year that 200 million people have given up blogging, more than twice as many as are active … Given the average lifespan of a blogger and the current growth rate of blogs, Gartner says blogging has probably peaked.
Possibly, if judged by number of participants. More certain is that blogger influence – particularly on the left – is in decline. David Brooks:
Both liberals and Republicans have an interest in exaggerating the netroots’ influence, but in reality that influence is surprisingly marginal, even among candidates for whom you’d think it would be strong.
Several weeks ago, I asked John Edwards what the YearlyKos event was like. He couldn’t remember which event I was talking about, and looked over to an aide for help.