It was an interesting day in the media. There was lots of Blog talk and how the public is taking to the new medium.
So what's the final outcome? I think Stein had the best quote. It was taken from Phil Kaplan - the guy behind the Fast Company spin-off F'd Company (Kaplan was all about how things were falling apart) - when asked for his thoughts on Blogs:
"In my day," he said "we called them Websites."
I like a lot of things about the Blog space. Most specifically, I enjoy the ability to write and publish on the fly. I've called it "personal instant publishing" or "instant personal publishing" since I first came across Blogs. It is the promise of what a website was supposed to be - a fast and effective way to publish.
So whether you think that there won't be Blogs in a year or if media conglomerates will continue to leverage this form of content is irrelevant. In the end, it is a new publishing medium that will only be enhanced as audio (Podcasting) and video (Vlogging or video casting) becomes more ubiquitous.
More on those two opportunities soon.