Geek Bloggers on the Endangered Species List !
I just read this article ref'd on Slashdot that claims "geek bloggers" are going extinct. The basic idea here is that since blogs have gone "mainstream," the geeky blogs that started it all are falling in popularity. The article points out three generations of bloggers and, by extension, three audiences for these blogs. The first blogs were blogged by true geeks--after all, they're the only ones who knew about blogging and had the know-how to deal with the primitive, user "unfriendly" interfaces of the early days. Later, of course, blogging got so simple until "anybody could do it," and now blogging has gotten so mainstream that it's no longer subsersive...CNN, Fox, ABC, etc., have their "bloggers" on payroll.
Now that blogs aren't revolutionary, or even chic, really, will they join the moo as but another "been there, done that?" What online writing environment (if any) will true geeks turn to to express themselves? Wikis, perhaps?