Despite all the old school reading I do, I'm positive that I read more online in an average day than I do off. I love blogs and newsfeeds. I don't tweet at all and rarely use social networking sites, that part of my snobbishness has hung on. But, on the flip side, I get annoyed when people say blogging isn't writing. What the hell is it then? The world is going digital, there is no stopping it now. As much as I hate to consider "tweets" relevant literature they have impacted our society in ways we don't yet understand. For better or worse everyone with a cell phone (over five billion people) or an internet connection can become an author nowadays. I may resent it becuz it l00ks lk this but I'm sure people were resistant to not using scrolls anymore either. Will the democratization of literature ruin it? Or will the increased competition strengthen it? Kids are writing more now than they ever have, is that good or bad? It'll be another fifty years before we're able to get any kind of real understanding of the impact of the internet on literature but I am at least encouraged by all the awesome stuff I read on here regularly.
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