Thursday, August 30, 2012

Blogs are like Books

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During the early days of the internet, I found myself passing work time through a slow AOL connection and reading discussion groups and usenets. Why did I read these? Because the content on these were submitted by readers and were updated daily.

Fast forward to the introduction of the web in 1994.  Most web pages were static, once you read them that was it.  They were updated maybe once a month.  As the web evolved the news sites like Yahoo & MSN had daily updates.  But reading the news gets old and it’s not really that captivating.

Blogs can be like ongoing TV shows.  They can be the source of many hours of reading.  With the advent of blogs, we became exposed to literally millions of on-going real life stories posted by the everyday person. When reading these blogs, one gets caught in a life story. We get to read about what other people are doing as they do it.  Best of all, we can comment and make suggestions and actually make a difference. It’s like reality TV that interacts with you.
It’s no wonder that people are addicted to blogs. They have great un-edited content. They have new posts daily. You can interact directly with the author. And there is a blog for every subject in the world.