Is The Writing On The Walls For Blogs?
The democratization of publishing that blogging platforms fueled a few years ago seems to be only an early chapter in a longer story about the move from curated content by the few to tailored content by the many. Piers Fawkes argues that in it's current form, PSFK's days could be numbered.
When I was in Tokyo last week, Peter Rojas who must be the grandfather of blogging joked, “Thank God I’m not in the editorial business any more.” He was reacting to my need to check in on my RSS to see what the latest stories taking place on the web were for consideration for PSFK publication. Peter used to sweat the need to be up to date as quickly as I do today but after founding two of the largest blogs ever (Gizmodo then Engadget) he moved on to a social platform called gdgt where the readers do the writing.