The machines have a blog of their own

Gadgets are blogging

Your gadgets are blogging. Every time you take a picture, listen to a song, or play a video game you might also be blogging. Our shoes log and share our every step, our scales analyze our weight and body fat, and our cars let the world know it’s been too long since your last oil change. The creation and exposure of data from our daily lives is creating new data available for search and subscription. It’s time to rethink what we call a blog.

The availability of this new data will cause us to rethink what we want to share with the world, and where we want to access this personal information. Our gadgets are talking, but who should be listening?

One thing is for certain. Search companies will continue to tout their latest index size in terms of total pages, posts, feeds, blogs, and domains.

How many blogs will you produce in 5 years? What sort of feeds will be in your multiple feed aggregators?


Commentary on "The machines have a blog of their own":

  1. Catnabbit on wrote:

    I hope that I have a log of how much catnip I’ve eaten and how many naps I’ve taken. Then again, I’m not sure I want to find out.

  2. chinki on wrote:

    interesting also scary. Good read. thanks

  3. Nicholas O'leary on wrote:

    Have you read about Blogjects?

    The WhyThingsMatter paper (linked from above) is definitely worth a read – if only for the Pigeon Blog.

  4. Sam on wrote:

    Can’t humans do anything original without machines butting in and copying us. Sheesh.

  5. Imthiaz on wrote:

    Cannot imagine myself reading apache logs in the format of blogs. It is gonna be huge and messy.