Sunday, March 06, 2005

Are blogs good or bad?

I've been wondering if blogs are actually a good thing or a bad thing. Does it increase communication among people, or decrease it? Does it make someone more self-absorbed or more introspective? Should our time be better spent writing individual messages to friends or does this masss-market approach to speaking ones mind provide a better service to reach all one's friends and acquaintances at once? Is the blog just another step in the de-personalization of society, making us more insular, or does it expose us to many more points of view that we may have never encountered without this technology?

Hmmm... whadya think? Feel free to use the "comment" option below to voice your opinion.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Blogs are as good to people as typewritters and pencils are. They are just another way for people to write their stuff and keep it organised. Aren't they?

Cheers,
ZN

Mostly Torn said...

Hmmm... good point. As with any tool, it all depends on how it is put to use.