Thinking about Twitter (”micro-blogging”) and starting this blog myself got me thinking about blogging more generally and its form and function.
It seems to me that blogging retrieves a whole heap of previous media including: newspaper column, poem, diary, journal, video documentary, political dialogue, letter writing, psychotherapy, book, classroom.
A few notes – the blog is:
In fact the blog is rather like a personalised, chatty textbook on a given subject, that undergoes perpetual revision.
Also – his insight that in the electronic age, “consumers become producers”.
If the book is a “teaching machine”, the blog is a social medium for learning – a “textbook without walls”?