A look back at some of the dubious achievements of 2007, and some soothsaying for 2008
It’s 2008 … but just barely. So it isn’t too late to recall some smears, jeers and cheers from the year that was—a year that saw the exponential growth of the blogosphere (there were more than 70 million blogs in April) slow ever so slightly. And then we’ll provide a prediction or two for this, the new year.
Oh no, not this. You know the phrase “a face for radio”? Well, there are certainly “faces for blogs,” and, unfortunately, this year saw many of those bloggers put their mugs before the camera to vlog (video blog). Just because you’ve got a camera and broadband access, doesn’t mean you have to use it.
Gone and forgotten. Dee Rambeau, a former marketing communications blogger, dramatically left the blogosphere last year—shuttering his blog and declaring the blogosphere is bad for business. It seemed (at least to this reporter) that he was making a provocative statement which would rattle the business blogosphere. Turns out that wasn’t the case.