I havn't used zchicken.com for much of anything in recent months, years even, for I havn't had the time or efforts to post information. While blogs are often used to post personal rants, dreams, experiences, et cetera, I wonder what a blog really is, and where the future of blogging is going.
Someone theorized recently that services like google's news service will eventually crawl enough primary sources (a/k/a blogs) to draw the necessary data to create a newspaper capable of competing on a national scale. This idea intrigues and interests me... perhaps I should start to use my source as a way to post individual articles, in the hopes that the combination of editorials, news, and facts, from primary sources, can eventually lead to such a revelation.
...or perhaps we're being too optimistic to think that editorial standards can be met by bloggers. Only time will tell.
Ah, don't be so cynical. Blogs are actually pretty cool because they are an opportunity to easily provide personalized updates about anything that is happening. They are a great way for people to make commentary about the news and I view them mostly as a perfect op-ed source.
I don't think blogs are going to become the new newspaper, but I think they will become a new source of opinion and interaction. Just as, at times, printed pamphlets helped guide public opinion, I think I see that as the place where blogs are going.
Anyway, hope you're doing well! Enjoy your spring break, if you're heading back to GC.