|Did you see the article that caught my eye? Headlines blare that "Blogging is so over" per Gartner none the less.|
Go ahead, follow the link to read for yourself. I'll wait for you to come back and read what else I have to say.
Okay, you're back now! Here we go again.
I don't buy this. In my cruising of the internet, I do find lots of s*p*a*m or auto created blogs. These clutter and inflate the stats and I believe lead to the analysis that Gartner ends up making. I'll go do some numbers but in the course of the time the Hitchhiker Team has been on the trail, only a small group of blogs highlighted there have gone off line. This is purely based upon my recollection of what was done and periodic check backs (digging into the archives). Now, of course, this is only a small sample of the entire blogosphere but I think is still a worthy sample. I'll get the numbers and come back.
In the mean time, what do you think? Is Gartner correct?
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