There are a lot of blogs on the web. It is a sea of voices, not necessarily all worthy of hearing, but entitled to their vocalizations. It would seem that the need to vent in a forum that has the appearance of professionalism, is satisfying to many folks.
It gives each of us a chance to rant and rave, occasionally using facts and figures, to justify our own world view. I am not sure that it is sustainable. When even a well publicized and funded blog like the Huffington Post is ultimately doomed to a very small portion of the web. One need only check via Alexa to see the web rank of various sites.
As the internet matures, we will have more content available through more outlets (wireless phones, handheld devices, cheeseburgers). This will lead to the dilemma of choice. This dilemma is a simple one. In a world where the range of choices approach the infinite, the importance of that choice approaches zero. So here is the irony, in a place where there are less choices, those choices matter (think our present political divides – left and right are divided by very few issues and thus those issues matter). Conversely as the world becomes more and more integrated the choices of our companions will matter less and less.
I think I will call this the Citizen Deux Dilemma of Choice theory, or the CDDC theory…