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November 30, 2009

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Michael A. Banks

I'm still reading lots of harcopy books. Fewer magazines. I've been playing with Kindle PC.
--Mike

Katharine

Like you, Joe, I'm doing more tweeting and less blogging—and reading fewer blog posts. And I hear the same from lots of my editor colleagues.

Kent Anderson

I think this is generally right, but it also seems to hint at shifts instead of fragmentation. I think fragmentation is going to continue, and hasn't reached its plateau. The idea of short-form being preferred is a good example of this. Yes, for some modes of information consumption, but for commutes, exercise, train trips, and airplane flights, long-form content is still preferred, be it podcasts, books, or playlists. As to modes, Twitter is great because it provides a quick discovery mode, but I usually find long-form content on the other side, be it a long video from TED or a long blog post. So, let's not oversimplify. Things are going to continue to be fragmented and complex, IMHO.

Kimberly Davis

I still like having all of my blogs and magazine reading together in one place, on my Kindle, and updated without my having to think about it. But you are right, I have my iPhone with me more often, and end up defaulting to that on a regular basis. And I agree that twitter has changed blogging. Now I do my short form blogging on Twitter, and my blog posts on Kim's Craft Blog (about writing) tend to be longer and more in depth--and less frequent.

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