In addition, we now have massive directories and intelligent search engines to get us where we need to go.
Many web loggers, having realized that they are, in the grand scheme of things, completely worthless, have resorted to "meta" web logging; i.e., writing accounts of other people writing accounts. (Exhibit A, Exhibit B, Exhibit C) In a massive display of pointlessness, great crowds of otherwise intelligent and even interesting people have directed their efforts to patting each other on the back instead of on trying to do something useful in the world.
The Internet was hyped for years as the tool that would put mass communication back in the hands of the common man. Oppression, corruption, and propaganda would become obsolete as the unstifled voice of sanity would shine through.
Unfortunately, it turned out that the common man really had nothing to say, though his intoxication with freedom of speech has prevented him from realizing that. Thus, the common man continues to bombard the Web with new servers, new sites, new software, and new random musings about wanting a bike.
The point is that web logs are worthless. Contrary to what you have been told, you really don't have anything interesting to say. Nobody wants to know about what kind of toothpaste you use, what your mood icon looks like at the moment, or how sorry you are for not updating your site regularly.
If you run a web log, stop. Look at your life. Look at all the time you spend on rambling, ranting, and copy-and-pasting when you could be out doing something fun instead.
Am I doing the very thing that I am ranting about in this little essay?
Yes. Yes I am.