Blogging: The new poetry of our time

Where the Internet is about availability of information, blogging is about making information creation available to anyone.

– George Siemens

So, here I am – an aspiring writer and third-year Journo/ PR student transfixed by the deep, dark blogosphere – taking a stab at stimulating creative opinions, news, views and information that is available to everyone and anyone. This is my first time here, so please be kind (yet honest).

Here, I will predominantly be discussing how the pioneering World Wide Web/ W3/ WWW/ Internet has irrefutably shifted the way in which news is sourced, created, operated, accessed and interacted with, as well as what this means for budding journalists and corporate communicators alike.

Now, more than ever, being able to deliver news at the click of a button is imperative to one’s survival in such a cutthroat industry. As you will read over the next three months or so, the world of journalism will never be the same.

The news landscape (as we know it) is continually changing. Each year, month, week, day and hour, something new is being developed on the web that will transform our industry’s current processes, which are considered the ‘norm’. In the 21st Century, you have to stay up-to-date with the latest goings on to stay ahead of the pack, to be prepared, to remain contemporary.

News is available at everyone’s fingertips 24/7 via tablets, smart phones, desktop computers, and the list goes on. I will be discussing the range of mediums that are readily available to the public over the coming weeks. How do you access your daily news?

To keep in touch with my day-to-day antics and receive up-to-the-minute news coverage, I invite you to follow me on Twitter.

I look forward to spending time in the blogosphere and learning about everything weird and wonderful in your world, whatever world that may be.

Until then…

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