The missing link
The rate of growth of blogs and bloglike places is actually going to radically increase. Why? Because of software like Photon [ daikini software ].
This is a plug in that lets someone with iPhoto instantly upload photos and captions to their blog. Which means you don't have to go to a special blog-building site... you just point and upload. No doubt that picasa and other programs are out there doing the same.
Look forward to millions and millions of vanity sites soon.
Which leads to the same question we've always faced, and the one that makes so many knowledge workers nervous. "Are you saying anything worth listening to?"
When we strip away all the infrastructure and branding and organizational nonsense, it seems as though there are people who actually have something provocative or interesting or useful to say, and then there are those that want to be told what to do. The parallel publishing power of the web and blogs is making the division between these two groups ever more clear.