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Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Discussion about the Vermont blogosphere

Posted By on Wed, Nov 1, 2006 at 3:10 PM

Bill Simmon at Candleblog has organized a blogger panel tomorrow (6:30 at the VCAM studio) and has invited me to be a part of it. I'm sharing the table with Steve Benen and Michael Wood-Lewis of Front Porch Forum.

In preparation for the event, Bill has spawned a lively comments thread from this post about Alan Turing's Big Idea, which has to do with the Internet's value in both storing and organizing information.

In thinking about the panel, I keep coming back to this observation: I feel like the "Vermont blogosphere" has contracted a bit. Or maybe it's just that I'm not as in the loop as I'd like to be? Whatever the reason, I've gotten fewer emails lately announcing new blogs, and I've noticed that a number of the blogs on my blogroll have either disappeared or been abandoned.

I have a hunch that more and more people are starting MySpace blogs, or sites they use to communicate with friends and family — Technorati says we're adding 175,000 blogs a day — but I feel like fewer and fewer people are starting up sites to communicate with the world at large. At least in our small corner of the world.

Is anyone else noticing this? Am I wrong?

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Cathy Resmer

Cathy Resmer

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Cathy Resmer is a former staff writer and currently an associate publisher at Seven Days, and is one of the organizers of the Vermont Tech Jam. She's also the Copublisher and Executive Editor of Kids VT, Seven Days' free monthly parenting publication.

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