NYT on CBD (Compulsive Blogging Disorder)

Why do we do it? Why do we get addicted to it? How many others out there are going through the same thing? What would the effects of withdrawal be like if we were to just stop cold turkey? The New York Times looks at the growing phenomenon of compusive blogging disorder.

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Richard Burger is the author of Behind the Red Door: Sex in China, an exploration of China's sexual revolution and its clash with traditional Chinese values.

The Discussion: 4 Comments

Probably the most fitting paragraph in the article: Indeed, if a blog is likened to a conversation between a writer and readers, bloggers like Mr. Wiggins are having conversations largely with themselves.

Self-importance seems to be the cornerstone of blogging.

And, after reading the article, I don’t think I would want to meet any of those people. In the past, they’d be called anti-social. Now, they are just bloggers.

May 26, 2004 @ 11:09 pm | Comment

New York Times Discovers Blogs

I don’t think it’s worse than when major newspapers outright lie, misrepresent themselves by asserting objectivity and plagiarize the works of others. . The beauty of people being able to run their own blog is that they get to say what they wish they…

May 27, 2004 @ 1:31 pm | Comment

Hey, you have a blog, don’t you?

May 27, 2004 @ 7:36 pm | Comment

Yes, I do blog, but I don’t think blogging is the end-all be-all, but more people talking to themselves.

May 28, 2004 @ 1:04 pm | Comment

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