Yahoo!‘s move to terminated MyBlogLog services in May sparks the thought that blogging activities are retreating from its historical mission. TG received an email this morning from Yahoo! in which it declared the shutdown of the blogging community.
Now TG starts pondering – will the efforts of blogging fade away amid the rise of social networking sites and social media? In a survey conducted by Pew Internet, the answer seems to be affirmative.
The report says only half as many online teens work on their own blog as did in 2006, and Millennial generation adults ages 18-33 have also seen a modest decline—a development that may be related to the quickly-growing popularity of social network sites.
However, blogging’s popularity increased among most older generations, and as a result the rate of blogging for all online adults rose slightly overall from 11% in late 2008 to 14% in 2010.
MyBlogLog was acquired by Yahoo! in 2007 for US10 million, the idea was to engage users and facilitate bloggers and their peers to discuss in community.
If you have a MyBlogLog account, Yahoo is advising users to go through your account and save anything they want to keep since they are going to erase everything.