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Tweeting About Blogging About Facebooking About Digging

Today's (May 27) Gaping Void cartoon (down a ways in the right-hand column) makes an interesting point about blogging and social media, specifically that it's easier these days to write ABOUT social media than to use the tools of social media to "write about something more personal or esoteric."

Instead of idea-driven lives and blogs with content about real topics and original thoughts, we're writing about writing and Tweeting about Tweeting, Digging Digg and Friending Facebooking.  It's all 'how to...' and 'why should you...' and "how to score millions of followers...'   

We're blogging about blogging and tweeting about tweeting.  Self-referentialism running amok.  Shall we ask the last person with an original idea to turn out the blogosphere's lights?

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