The blogosphere is under assault from social media forces such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+. If you were to believe even just half the hype, legions of bloggers are calling it quits and moving their online efforts to one or more social media platforms.
Hype is just that: it is based on conjecture, usually without solid facts.
The reality is that some weblogs are shutting down with former bloggers moving to one or more social media sites, perhaps seeking a more sustainable engagement with their readers. Facebook, of course, is their chief destination, one where roughly one in seven earthly inhabitants is now registered.
Facebook may be the darling of more than one billion people, but it is most certainly a time-suck for the intrepid blogger.
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