Web 2.much

I’m currently under what might be termed friendly pressure from worship drummer and a few of his mates to set up a Facebook page for myself. I could then link to him and all the other cool young people and young adults I get to work with or network with in other ways.
At one level it’s very flattering to have the next generation wanting to be able to link to you (or you to them), but sorry guys, there’s only so much online stuff I can maintain. I already spend more time than I probably should reading blogs and websites, trying to articulate my thoughts about stuff with sufficient lucidity that it’s worth posting here, and looking after our entirely revamped CYO website (which I’ve been working on all week and which should appear on Monday).

Something I’ve noticed this year is that most of the folks in my phat RSS lists seem to be blogging less, or blogging in spurts. It’s as if the intensity of trying to maintain that daily burst of wisdom for an unseen audience is becoming mellowed by what we sometimes call the work life balance.

Blogging, it seems, is still a maturing phenomenon, and may have peaked if this article in The Times is anything to go by. An estimated 200m blogs have been started and abandoned – a graveyard of good intentions lying in state around the world on servers and in the Google cache.

Fellow bloggers have been having similar thoughts. Fernando has been reflecting on the whole Web 2.0 thing and also the place of comments in the great online conversation, their significance and particularly their capacity to absorb so much time. You may find his thoughts helpful, as I have. And others have called it a day on the blog front, or killed off their MySpace page because of the maintenance demands.

Is Web 2.0 becoming Web 2.much?

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4 Responses to Web 2.much

  1. sally says:

    like you Tim I have had several requests to set up a facebook page- but that is a bridge too far into web-land for me. I use my blog as a place for reflection- if folk read it then thats fine- if not that’s also fine…. you can become a little computer crazy if you are not careful can’t you?
    Peace and blessings
    Sally

  2. Simon says:

    I think it would be a shame to give up on blogging, web presence etc depending on what your goals are. Reading this reminded me of my post a few months ago. All the videos/ audios are worth playing to see what some of the movers and shakers are thinking and doing.
    PS I have a myspace page (eeek, only started one when I registered to view some people’s pages)

  3. Tim Abbott says:

    Simon – thanks for dropping by and commenting. There’s some great stuff around and all this web 2.0 stuff adds another layer to the whole information sharing nature of the web. But I think you’ve hit the nail on the head in that it depends on what your goals are.

  4. Tim Abbott says:

    Simon – thanks for dropping by and commenting. There’s some great stuff around and all this web 2.0 stuff adds another layer to the whole information sharing nature of the web. But I think you’ve hit the nail on the head in that it depends on what your goals are.

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