Dave Pollard is impatient that the breathless hype of blogs has not resulted in significant change. Patience Dave, you know that organizational changes take at least 3 years to complete, industry change would be longer ( a decade?) and social changes much more longer.
To quote what Dave is saying:
- The business world has not embraced weblogs, and has not significantly changed its 'information behaviours' as a result of the availability of blogging content and tools.
- The news media have not significantly changed their business models or means of operating or communicating as a result of weblogs -- tens of millions of supposed new 'competitors'.
- The education process has not significantly changed as a result of the availability of a great deal of new, free, context-rich information on weblogs.
- People have not become acknowledged as 'subject matter experts' as a result of the information they publish on their weblogs -- people aren't getting job offers, awards or recognition in the (other) media because of their blogs.
- The publishing industry is churning out more 'hard copy' books and magazines than ever before, and it has not significantly changed its business model.
- De facto networks of trust and reputation have not significantly changed because of weblogs -- ask the vast majority of people who they trust, who they ask for advice, and where they look for advice, and you won't hear bloggers and blogs mentioned.
- The reason a lot of people go online is social -- to connect with other people rather than to get information. And when they do look online for content rather than connection, what they're looking for(music, health information and porn) is not a significant component of what's on weblogs.