"It’s like a gorgeous woman — you just want to touch it,"
James Stuart, an Apple enthusiast, on newly launched Apple’s iPad. The much awaited gadget has finally released in America last Saturday.
But…Blogging will be no more?! hm? Blogs esp. personal ones are being subverted with terse texts on Facebook or Twitter in recent years. There was a time, when AOL’s ‘You’ve Got Mail!’ ruled the Internet. Then came an epoch of blogging which helped shape the Internet in modern days. It became a career, It took a professional leap. But overwhelming popularity of social networking sites in after-years have overshadowed blogs which are often lengthy and bulky compared to concise scribbles on such social utilities. Blogging may never lose its relevance to Facebook or Twitter but it has largely been downsized, nonetheless. People surely prefer reading their concerned fellows in a single page on Twitter than spending time on bulky blog entries. Sarah Palin updates herself on Twitter. Actor Gerard Butler long ago stopped writing his blog.
It is not anything new, though. From the Marxist view of the world, the world is dynamic and everything and being is under a constant flux to achieve a newer stage. Humanity developed from bestiality, capitalism replaced feudalism, CD outdated Audio Cassette, DVD replaced VHS and so on… Friendster, the then popular social networking utility has become a history now, for MySpace bested it. Later, MySpace was also undermined by Facebook. It seems, in coming days, Twittering vigorously rules the Net.
Blogging esp. professional one is not dead yet nor will be. I know, It is being left dormant but I rule out any possibility of its outright fall. I still love scrawling my days on this page rather than on Twitter or Facebook. I do what I think could provide me a little peace and pleasure and that’s what I’ve been doing and want to. I don’t think I’m blogging. I love calling it a diary, not really a blog. I don’t know what exactly blogging is. I know more on cement, steel bars, surveying, estimation and valuation than on these IT things. *Laughs*
Worst to our disappointment and a great blow to file sharing community; mininova.org is brought down by those (authorities) who are against a greater aspect of Internet, who are against the wide use of Internet, i.e. file sharing. Supernova was already closed and now Mininova. The pirate bay.org is already under the legal scrutiny of the authorities. Dunno how many other such p2p portals will be victim of these biased and ill approach. But till date, mininova was the single trusted bit-torrent site after the fall of Supernova. Now, it’s too closed.
An anonymous user replies over its closure : ”It has been a pleasure knowing that in this world, a few people could rise above the issues of self profit and maintain a website that would provide almost everything for millions of people to download.”mininova.org was the only torrent site (and sometimes thepiratebay.org) I’v been visiting for years till today. Actually, I visit the site almost everyday. But now the site is closed and the millions in file sharing community are left saddened. mininova.org created an age in the Internet and now the age is gone. It’s so melancholic.
Will it ever resurrect? Dunno but It’s time to bid farewell to this much loved portal forever. Goodbye mininova! We loved, love and will keep loving. We always miss you. RIP mininova.