Saturday, May 12, 2007
The vacuity of industrial scale blogging
Arcati's experiment of creating a "conscience site" at Telegraph Blogs is not really working out - my only interactions have been with staff writers who sweetly came to say hello at first. I already feel polluted by association. The main problem is the boring effect of industrial scale opinion-production: why would I want to read some idiot blogging that the disappearance of young Maddie is "very sad"? I find it tragic that someone thought this needed saying. Most people can't blog or write or even craft an opinion. It would be better if they just did something else on their days off, like construct a DIY mini-greenhouse from the local garden centre, or something. But I shall keep an eye on the new and attractive Telegraph Blogs site: it helps to remind me that only refined singularity can help focus minds.