Blogging has become one of the media of choice in the internet age. Everyone from house moms to The New York Times to yours truly has hopped on the bandwagon. It has enabled people to share recipes and keep distant family members up to date on the latest goings on. It has enabled stodgy media organizations to keep up with faster times. It has allowed people like me to share ideas and hopefully provoke some thought in readers around the world in a way that wasn't possible in the old days. However, the same innovations and spirit that brought blogging into the public consciousness have also decreased attention spans. Blogs themselves, mobile apps, e-readers, those ubiquitous creeping news stories tickers, even video games; all have decreased the ability of the information consumer to focus on any one thing for more than a few seconds. This isn't necessarily bad, it is just the way of things. And as attention spans go the way of skirts during a stock market boom (for those who forget stock market booms, the inference is that they are getting shorter…) it is very possible that we could see blogs utilized less both by those who propagate and those who seek information. So what else is there? What hits harder in less space than a blog post? A tweet of course. Though we are admittedly not as culturally relevant as, say, Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian or Katy Perry, Blawgconomics has nonetheless hopped on the bandwagon. Or maybe re-hopped on the bandwagon; we briefly worked on an account when we started the blog, but we allowed it to go dormant. Now that we are a hugely successful multimedia organization, we thought that we were due to get back on the horse. While we won't be posted anything as enlightening as "On a plane" like one of the lovely starlets above recently did, we will be putting up a lot of links to relevant stories as well as some thoughts on items we don't have the time to blog about at length. Check out the page at BlawgConomics (of course) or at the new tab located at the top of this page. As always, don't hesitate to send feedback to us at editor (at) blawgconomics.com.
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