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3 Responses to Wait, forget Session #64, beer blogging is dead

  1. Mike May 31, 2012 at 11:39 am #

    Nice to see your sense of humour is alive and well. Thanks for the link. That was an interesting article.

    Do you find any irony in the fact that so few “professional” beer publications (ie, especially on paper) exist, while zillions of amateurs are filling the Web with beer minutiae that would seem to interest only their mothers/wives/close relatives?

    With virtually no barrier, anyone can blog about anything and many have. The problem is that without the need to support a commercial enterprise, an audience is irrelevant, which means that advertising is also irrelevant, which means that there is literally nothing to stop them from going on forever.

    This all comes back, in my mind, to the concept of the citizen journalist. What makes them any more valid than a citizen heart surgeon?

  2. Katja May 31, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

    We found today – by comparing the online beer community in the U.S. and Germany – that legal and cultural conditions have a severe impact on how/whether people talk about certain topics online. Very interesting insights into the beer communities – hope you are as surprised as we were: http://blog.ecairn.com/2012/05/31/the-beer-example/

  3. Craig May 31, 2012 at 8:34 pm #

    Wait, what?

    If it is dead I’m going to get back all that dues money I’ve sending in, right?

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