Is Facebook Killing Blogs?
How many blogs in your blogroll are dead today?
What about your own blog? Are you updating it as much as you did before you joined Facebook?
(Note: Minus being busy in real life since that is understandable.)
I’ve joined Facebook not too long ago under a request by a friend of mine. Even so, I merely lurk there to keep track of my friends (I’m very selective when adding). I do, in fact, upload some videos and photos there which relates to my real life happenings. With that said, I noticed people are more likely to comment upon those in FB than when they are posted on blogs nowadays too. Does that also tell us that people spend more time lurking on FB than going around reading others’ blogs?
I still go about reading others’ blogs mainly those in my blogroll or any blogs that comes around if I find them interesting (that’s in my case). I don’t necessarily comment unless I have something random or constructive to say. When you see comments on FB, they are seemingly unrestricted and can be quite free in a sense. I mean, look at the comments on your wall.
There is also another argument that can be brought up that FB can instead help some to increase their blog readers in the case of making fans. I don’t really know how effective this is but I’ve seen some blogs doing this.
At any rate, I won’t talk much here as I would like it if others pitch in and give comments about this question. Let’s hear what you think! =D