I’m more than happy that, as the Pew Foundation reports, the chatter has moved elsewhere:
Since 2006, blogging has dropped among teens and young adults while simultaneously rising among older adults. As the tools and technology embedded in social networking sites change, and use of the sites continues to grow, youth may be exchanging ‘macro-blogging’ for microblogging with status updates.
Blogging lives amongst the elderly, but it is disappointing that the comment spammers – or rather, those who command them – haven’t learned anything. With an effective captcha installed on a blog, only credible comments get through. That means that now three-quarters of comments to this blog are “I agree with your post” or some such inane response. What do these guys, flogging the slaves in Kolkota or wherever, think they’re achieving? It’s money down the pan – gets you no Google juice and p****s me off.