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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Cyberspace, as bloggers know it, is imploding

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Image hosting by PhotobucketIt had to happen, and it looks like it's happening now. Or at least in about 2 minutes time.

The anti-blog forces the world over somehow figured out how to wipe blogging off the face of cyberspace forever. The sheer weight of 71 million blogs (according to Technorati), it would seem, assisted these juggernaut forces in developing the Blog-ImpL-osion virus, that has been eating away at blog servers the world over.

And so, this may just be the last piece of Walski's you may see. He hopes that you will actually be able to read it. You have but 2 minutes.

Blogging, for Walski, has been a life-changing experience. It has connected Walski closer to the immediate world around him, to the important and pressing issues at hand, as well as to the rest of the world at large. A world that is full of seemingly insurmountable problems.

In these final moments of what we call the blogosphere, or bloggerhood, as Walski likes to call it, he would like to reflect on the impact that blogging has had on our lives. Did it ever occur to you that without blogs, the mainstream media could just tell us anything the wanted (or told to write), and we would just have to accept it wholesale? That, at least, is Walski's point of view.

It has, perhaps, enabled the mainstream to be a little more careful in carrying out their responsiblity, in taking stock of what the citizens' sentiments really are. All in all, it has been a good thing.

Walski is certain that in time, blogging, or something similar, will once again arise, from the ashes of the blogosphere that is about to vanish, in 2 minutes, minus the time it's taken you to read this far.

For now, implosion is imminent!!
(if you haven't figured out by now, DON'T PANIC, and more, in the full post)

Okay... crisis over. Seriously, DON'T PANIC. What you read above is actually part of a charity meme project, initiated by the Urban Monk. Walski was tagged by Sharina to do this. How it works is that the Urban Monk will put aside $1 for every link-back he gets via this meme, and once the pool reaches $500, he will donate it to charity. And there's a fail-safe if it doesn't get that far, too.

Oh, and the highlighted letters and characters in the post? Walski stole this idea from the Nine Inch Nails Year Zero marketing campaign that he blogged about yesterday. For fun, go back and spell it out - if u haven't already.

As everyone probably knows by now, Walski's never been too fond of memes. But he makes an exception this time, because it's for a good cause. Heck, any charity, as long as it's for the needy, is a good charity. So, because it is for charity, Walski hereby tags the following folks:

- Howsy (because he's been eating too much, and probably needs the exercise)
- Zorro-Unmasked, Politikus and GirlyIT (because they had tagged Walski and now it's payback time)

and last, but not least,

- Aisehman (because it gives him a chance to rant real hard for a good cause)

And if anyone else wants to play along, go for it. But do check out Urban Monk's post on this first before you do, just so you get it right...