Monday, February 21, 2011

Blogging on the wane?

The New York Times reports that fewer and fewer young people are blogging. A Tumblr user explains:

“It’s different from blogging because it’s easier to use,” she said. “With blogging you have to write, and this is just images. Some people write some phrases or some quotes, but that’s it.”
Is the so-called “new literacy” among young people already over?

(Thanks, Richard!)

Related reading
Clive Thompson on the New Literacy (Wired)
On “On the New Literacy” (My take on Thompson)
Words, mere words (Mark Edmundson on words)

comments: 2

Linda Myers said...

You have to write? Oh, my!

Pete said...

Assuming, of course, that the new literacy ever began in the first place.