All the news is bad
Is there any other kind?
And everybody’s talking at the same time. (Waits, 2011).
The rise of Web 2.0 and its collaborative, participative nature has changed publishing on the Web from something resembling traditional publishing and its presentation of static texts, into a space more closely resembling a public meeting place with its numerous voices. This change has also, in turn, led to traditional media making a similar transformation. These changes will be examined with specific reference to blogs and Twitter, and the ways these platforms can assist as well as confuse the conversation with a particular emphasis on Web 2.0’s emphasis on attention (and how to gain it).
The internet has allowed anyone connected to it to publish and make available across the distributed network anything of interest to them. Initially, this new form of publication closely resembled traditional forms: documents were static and distributed on a one to many basis. The author published these documents for delivery, generally, to an unknown audience.