Social Media Killed the Blog Star

Did social media take off and break the blogger hearts? Have Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google+, and all the other social networks done to blogging what video did to radio?

We don’t think social media has gone too far. And while everything since television has “Rewritten (how we communicate) by machine and new technology,” we don’t think that’s such a bad thing.

Lets take it back to Facebook having less than 100 million users in 2008 (compared to today’s 900 million). Blogging back then was it, the trend.

After Facebook, Twitter popped in, and instead of long blogs of information, updates were condensed to 140 characters or less. Turns out, you can say a lot, and efficiently, in 140 characters. Hash tags and little links were born.

Even radio has found a new place in blogging, through online radio and newcasts like NPR.

So much for social media killing the radio star too.

Today, the web is full of social networks and social media.

And bloggers have embraced it. Social media has given bloggers the dream platform.

Now, bloggers can advertise for themselves. Bloggers can be known by simply sharing their links on multiple social media platforms. A blogger’s circle of friends, family, and followers can all stay connected and updated.

Plus, there are more ways to blog now: Tumblr, Twitter (for the micro blogger),Wordpress, Blogger, and all the other easy to set up blogs.

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