Nicholas Carr adds a voice to the growing pack --- a pack that makes me a little disconsolate about writing this little bit --- suggesting the blogosphere is bloated by the mainstream and is collapsing under its own weight.
He notes the extensive postings of new are different than the slender ones of old, and the personality of old is missing in the new. Ouch.
What he isn't terribly clear about is how blogs now serve as mainstream media's first drafts of stories, columns and analyses, how their presence has widened the audience's involvement exponentially (as in, from zero to something more than zero), and affected the rather anodyne writing style of the press for good purpose.
As the fellow said in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, I'm not dead yet. Of course, that preceded a swift club to the head.