August 20, 2002

Blog Pluribus Unum How


Blog Pluribus Unum

How does it make you feel, dear blogger, that a new weblog is added, drip-drop to the sea of Blogs once every 40 seconds? Consequently, there may be some 490,000-plus Weblogs that few people see: they make up the vast dark matter of the Blog-osphere, and portend a future where blogs behave like such previous breakthroughs as desktop publishing, presentation software and instant messaging, and become a nonremarkable part of our lives.

While its sort of nice to be on the leading edge of a new web phenom, relatively speaking, I do get the sense of being first one in 100,000; then 1 in 250,000; next year, 1 in 10 million. The dilution factor takes on homeopathic proportions. As a Dark Matter Blogger, I may be one out of what-ever-denominator. But I am 1 out of 1, 100% of Fragments from Floyd.

There may be a flooding ocean of words, but only those from my weblog are mine. To a small group of 'friends' those words matter. Is that any different than in the flesh and bones world...a few who know of my existance and care, and the dark matter masses of the rest of the world for whom I am 1 in 6.2 billion fellow creatures?

Don't lose heart, brother and sisters that compose the bulk of the blogosphere. There is comfort in the number: ONE.

Posted by fred1st at August 20, 2002 10:49 AM
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