Benjamin Geer on Fri, 10 Aug 2007 17:24:27 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> The banality of blogging

2007/8/9, pavlos hatzopoulos <>:
> And blogging offers, in this respect, a conservative answer: it does not
> substantially question the nature of the private and its relationship to the
> public sphere; it does not create new subjectivities, new forms of life.
> Blogging is simply there to release the intimate thoughts of private
> individuals and very rarely does it lead to transgressions.

Congratulations, you've just discovered that blogs are merely a
publishing tool, not some sort of magic wand for producing great,
original writing. A blog is like a pen. You can write anything with
it. It doesn't predispose you to any particular type of writing.
Therefore theorising about blogs is as vacuous as theorising about
pens. Complaining that most blogs are boring is like complaining that
most of what people write with pens is boring.


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