With the launch of Google+, it’s stirring up questions about whether or not blogging as a form of personal expression is dead. With prominent tech bloggers such as Kevin Rose (founder of Digg) and Bill Gross (founder of Idealab) shutting down their blogs and pointing their domain names to their Google+ streams, it definitely makes you wonder.
Go ahead. Type in www.kevinrose.com and see where it leads you. Yep, right here – https://plus.google.com/u/0/110318982509514011806/posts – to his Google+ stream.
What’s Mr. Rose’s reasoning behind this move? He said, “G+ gives me more (real-time) feedback and engagement than my blog ever did”.
Google+ not only allows users to interact with their friends, share links and interesting finds, but it also allows you to blog at length. Obviously blogs in general aren’t dead, but it seems their original purpose may be. Now of course, bloggers who monetize their personal blogs wouldn’t make a switch like this, but the ones who solely use it for self-expression just might,
What do you think? Is Google+ changing the blogosphere as we know it?