Blog of the Future

Matt Mullenweg, founder, Automattic (WordPress and Akismet makers)

Yesterday I had lunch/dinner with Matt Mullenweg, founder of Automattic. They are the fine folks who bring you WordPress (the blog service I use) and Akismet (the comment spam blocker I use).

That’s him holding his iPhone yesterday.

Anyway, we got talking about the “Blog of the Future” and I thought I’d just give him some ideas on video and get you involved. Did you know you can record/upload your own video to my Kyte channel? Just click “produce on this channel.”

Anyway, here’s my ideas on “blog of the future.” (that link takes you directly to my video, the widget below shows you my entire channel).

What do you think should be in the blog of the future?

Oh, and remember, my Kyte.tv channel is open for YOU to post your own video so tell Matt Mullenweg what YOU want on YOUR blog of the future! (Francine Hardaway did just that yesterday).

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98 thoughts on “Blog of the Future

  1. I don’t always agree with you, but I see that you are objective in your
    postings. Despite the differences I still enjoy reading your posts and I
    often learn even when our viewpoints are different. :-)

  2. I don’t always agree with you, but I see that you are objective in your
    postings. Despite the differences I still enjoy reading your posts and I
    often learn even when our viewpoints are different. :-)

  3. I don’t always agree with you, but I see that you are objective in your
    postings. Despite the differences I still enjoy reading your posts and I
    often learn even when our viewpoints are different. :-)

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  5. Martin: anyone who can’t find Matt’s blog probably doesn’t deserve to comment on “blog of the future.”

    Go to Google.

    Search “Matt.”

    Click.

    Does this count for you as well? Who else can we add to the list? Jason? Maybe that will help remove the float that so many live off of.

  6. Martin: anyone who can’t find Matt’s blog probably doesn’t deserve to comment on “blog of the future.”

    Go to Google.

    Search “Matt.”

    Click.

    Does this count for you as well? Who else can we add to the list? Jason? Maybe that will help remove the float that so many live off of.

  7. Martin: anyone who can’t find Matt’s blog probably doesn’t deserve to comment on “blog of the future.”

    Go to Google.

    Search “Matt.”

    Click.

    Does this count for you as well? Who else can we add to the list? Jason? Maybe that will help remove the float that so many live off of.

  8. wow. dumb bandwagoneering alert. this is not the future of blogging. I don’t care about anyone’s webcam diaries. I want info, not video, and last I checked text was the most efficient way to communicate that, unless we’re talking engadget product demo video

  9. wow. dumb bandwagoneering alert. this is not the future of blogging. I don’t care about anyone’s webcam diaries. I want info, not video, and last I checked text was the most efficient way to communicate that, unless we’re talking engadget product demo video

  10. wow. dumb bandwagoneering alert. this is not the future of blogging. I don’t care about anyone’s webcam diaries. I want info, not video, and last I checked text was the most efficient way to communicate that, unless we’re talking engadget product demo video

  11. This is a huge simplification, but smart people generally prefer to read, and those with fewer smarts tend to prefer television, YouTube clips, and other ad-riddled/ad-supported garbage. You obviously write for an intelligent audience, and that audience will likely diminish as a result of too much video, for all of the reasons detailed above in other comments. Please, do everything in your power to avoid what Idiocracy hypothesized…

  12. This is a huge simplification, but smart people generally prefer to read, and those with fewer smarts tend to prefer television, YouTube clips, and other ad-riddled/ad-supported garbage. You obviously write for an intelligent audience, and that audience will likely diminish as a result of too much video, for all of the reasons detailed above in other comments. Please, do everything in your power to avoid what Idiocracy hypothesized…

  13. I think it’s pretty poor that you don’t even link to Mullenweg’s blog.

    Text, to me, is far more appealing than video most of the time. I might read a well-written post on an interesting subject, but I won’t take the time to watch your Kyte channel.

    I can read faster than you can speak (i.e. I want to go at MY pace, not yours.)

  14. I think it’s pretty poor that you don’t even link to Mullenweg’s blog.

    Text, to me, is far more appealing than video most of the time. I might read a well-written post on an interesting subject, but I won’t take the time to watch your Kyte channel.

    I can read faster than you can speak (i.e. I want to go at MY pace, not yours.)

  15. I agree with most (except 1 so far?) of you that Video is not the future. I mean, it is great to have photos and voice and videos in an article, and you can see now you could run YouTube directly inside Goolge Reader. But I guess if you put the whole content into a video, I would simply skip your blog, because while I could read 120 posts in 10 minutes in Google Reader, I could only watch half of your video within the same period of time.

  16. I agree with most (except 1 so far?) of you that Video is not the future. I mean, it is great to have photos and voice and videos in an article, and you can see now you could run YouTube directly inside Goolge Reader. But I guess if you put the whole content into a video, I would simply skip your blog, because while I could read 120 posts in 10 minutes in Google Reader, I could only watch half of your video within the same period of time.

  17. I agree with most (except 1 so far?) of you that Video is not the future. I mean, it is great to have photos and voice and videos in an article, and you can see now you could run YouTube directly inside Goolge Reader. But I guess if you put the whole content into a video, I would simply skip your blog, because while I could read 120 posts in 10 minutes in Google Reader, I could only watch half of your video within the same period of time.

  18. I’m generally not a fan of vlogging, but I think these whiteboard sessions are a nice way to bounce around some ideas.

    I’d like to see them complemented by a blog post that distills the key content though. It can become quite tiresome to sit through an entire video, as it is a definitionally sequential medium.

    The nice thing about consuming written content is that the eye, and the mind, can bounce around as it so pleases.

  19. I’m generally not a fan of vlogging, but I think these whiteboard sessions are a nice way to bounce around some ideas.

    I’d like to see them complemented by a blog post that distills the key content though. It can become quite tiresome to sit through an entire video, as it is a definitionally sequential medium.

    The nice thing about consuming written content is that the eye, and the mind, can bounce around as it so pleases.

  20. I’m generally not a fan of vlogging, but I think these whiteboard sessions are a nice way to bounce around some ideas.

    I’d like to see them complemented by a blog post that distills the key content though. It can become quite tiresome to sit through an entire video, as it is a definitionally sequential medium.

    The nice thing about consuming written content is that the eye, and the mind, can bounce around as it so pleases.

  21. Hi Robert,

    Just picked up on the blog of the future conversation. Great topic. My quick answer is surely it’s video or at least very image rich text. BTW, I did a timeline of future inventions a while ago and rather missed the future of the blog.

    http://nowandnext.com/PDF/TimeLineweb_ver2.pdf

    However, I’m just about to finish of an extinction timeline for the period 1900-2050 and I have taken the decision to make blogs extinct by about 2018.
    What replaces blogging? I haven’t got an answerr for that quite yet!

    Cheers,

    Richard.

  22. Hi Robert,

    Just picked up on the blog of the future conversation. Great topic. My quick answer is surely it’s video or at least very image rich text. BTW, I did a timeline of future inventions a while ago and rather missed the future of the blog.

    http://nowandnext.com/PDF/TimeLineweb_ver2.pdf

    However, I’m just about to finish of an extinction timeline for the period 1900-2050 and I have taken the decision to make blogs extinct by about 2018.
    What replaces blogging? I haven’t got an answerr for that quite yet!

    Cheers,

    Richard.

  23. Hi Robert,

    Just picked up on the blog of the future conversation. Great topic. My quick answer is surely it’s video or at least very image rich text. BTW, I did a timeline of future inventions a while ago and rather missed the future of the blog.

    http://nowandnext.com/PDF/TimeLineweb_ver2.pdf

    However, I’m just about to finish of an extinction timeline for the period 1900-2050 and I have taken the decision to make blogs extinct by about 2018.
    What replaces blogging? I haven’t got an answerr for that quite yet!

    Cheers,

    Richard.

  24. How old is Matt? He looks pretty young in this picture. 19? Early 20′s?

    I assume by stating you had “lunch/dinner” with him that you spent quite a bit of time with him.

    Aruni

  25. How old is Matt? He looks pretty young in this picture. 19? Early 20′s?

    I assume by stating you had “lunch/dinner” with him that you spent quite a bit of time with him.

    Aruni

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