Just a couple of thoughts about the Google/Pyra story going around. My first thought is that the next 12-18 months is gonna be very interesting in the blogosphere. With Salon leading the pack and a possible AOL implementation, now the Google purchase, I have a strong feeling that the first major market ad featuring Blogs or Weblogs as a service will appear by Summer.
Google’s backbone and just the amount of money they have, could be the one thing that would push weblogs out into the general public. No one in my day-to-day life keeps a blog or even admits to reading one. I have a friend who has talked about starting one, to mainly keep in touch with her friends. She is a little more basic tech savvy than most people and is a writer by trade. It made me think about how long until one of my associates or family members ask me about it or even start one.
I really hate not being able to go to SXSW, since this will undoubtly be the biggest topic in the bars and dinners around town.
Cory at BoingBoing , voices more thoughts that I also have…and some of you too. Says it a hell of a lot better as well.