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On Saturday, unless my co-presenters have me kidnapped and dropped with cement shoes into False Creek, Brian Lamb, Chris Lott, and I are tossing out a Northern Voice 2010 session on I’m Not Dead Yet:.. Blogging

Every few months some pundit posts something online stating that blogging is dead (invariably posted in a blog). The only thing truly dead is a statement that “X is dead”.

Yes, blogging defined as publishing in blog software may be on a downslope, but blogging as the act of self publishing online has just diffused to more outlets from status messaging to YouTube dialogues. That said, there are deep problems with all the forms that are eclipsing blogs in the social media space. Blogging may yet emerge as the only hope in preserving what is best in human intellectual endeavor.

Come debate us, and bring out your dead (there will be coconuts ringing out).

Of course, the entire question is stupid, but that does not mean we cannot still have fun with it.

Nor does it mean we don;t need some help. I’ve got an open wiki set up and am looking for you, my dead or living blog readers, to provide some evident for either or both sides.

BLOGS ARE DEAD

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Tell me more about why….
http://cogdoghouse.wikispaces.com/BlogsAreDead

BLOGS ARE ALIVE

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Tell me more about why….
http://cogdoghouse.wikispaces.com/BlogsAreAlive

Look for more calls for action next Saturday!

And… if this blog post yields no material, I may cast my vote for the dead.

The post "Dead or Alive?" was originally thawed from a previous ice age and melted at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2010/05/dead-or-alive/) on May 4, 2010.

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