Is blogging in the 21st century as transformative as the telephone was in the 20th century? Everyone has a blog and everyone has something to say, whether anyone is listening or not. Media mogul Barry Diller in 2006:
Self-publishing by someone of average talent is not very interesting. Talent is the new limited resource… There’s just not that much talent in the world, and talent almost always outs.
Scott Rosenberg paraphrasing Andrew Keen’s, The Cult of the Amateur:
The existing institutions of the publishing and broadcast world are already doing an efficient and thorough job of finding all that talent and giving it a platform. And all this other stuff that’s spewing forth from the Web’s profusion of blogs and podcasts and videos? It’s just dross that obscures the real talent’s output.
I blog, therefore I am not talented?