Monday, January 28, 2008

Blogging as a human neccessity?

In response to chapter 14, and the entire blogosphere of information and jargon which is all completely new to me, I tried to take a deeper look into the implications of social Internet networks. Is it possible that humans will be able to, or even forced to, participate in social Internet networks to fulfill their needs as a social animal? My SpellingChecker doesn't even recognize the word blogosphere, yet millions of people all over the world are blogging their way towards the creation of a separate online identity. Or is it separate? In a tangible sense of the idea, our online identities can obviously be separate from our actual identity. Just ask Chris Hansen or any of his esteemed guests on 'To Catch a Predator'. We can put a different picture on our facebook profile, change the age on our myspace account, or simply lie through text in a chatroom or aim account. I found two interesting articles from Blog Herald, a news site which gives you the up-to-date in the blogosphere.

The first article looks at blogging as the future of human personality. Valeria Maltoni thinks that the social interaction involved in blogging can be universally applied to all humans in this set of 7 Ideas to improve your blogging ability.

The second article takes a different look at the implications of blogging on the human personality. Lorelle VanFossen believes that some of us have an aptitude towards blogging, where others may not. "Blogging isn't for everyone"

Regardless of your point of view both articles will help you tune your blogging skills, so that by the time the semester is over we can sell Interactive Rams to Google for millions, no wait billions of dollars.

1 comment:

Lance Strate said...

Interesting. I blog therefore I am? Blogging for fun and profit? But, how does this relates to the chapter by Susan Barnes?