Geert Lovink on blogging, quoted by Mick Fealty on Comment is Free:
"Blogging is a bleed-to-death strategy. Implosion is not the right word. Implosion implies a tragedy and spectacle that is not present here. Blogging is the opposite of the spectacle. It is flat (and yet meaningful). Blogging is not a digital clone of the 'letter to the editor'. Instead of complaining and arguing, the blogger puts him or herself in the perversely pleasurable position of media observer."
And why not?