Doesn't seem so long ago that we were reading articles about how citizens journalists (in other words bloggers) were killing the serious journalism trade. With all the free content out there, it wouldn't be long until people abandoned traditional media in favor of blogs -- a transition that largely happened, by the way.
Today, though, I ran across this post from Ragan.com talking about how Twitter is now killing blogs. Essentially, author Danny Brown (not The Davinci code guy) says the heart of a blog isn't the original post but the comments it generates. What happens with Twitter, though, is that someone Tweets the post and the discussion then takes place on Twitter, in 140 character or less bursts, instead of the deeper thought that goes with unlimited characters. A conversation on Twitter can also be tough to follow since there's not much linearity to it.
So what's next? Will something even shorter come along and start killing Twitter? If so, do we as a nation lose any sense of intelligent conversation?