It’s kind of strange but in 2006 there were a fairly large number of drive by commentators to this blog during the election cycle. The readership also spiked significantly. But this time around, there are almost no comments – except for regulars.
I wonder why? I have requested to see my traffic to see if readers are up or down.
Since 2006, Twitter and Facebook have emerged and maybe that’s where people go for their daily political dose and commentary.
I haven’t commented that much on the election here – mainly because I have three columns a week in the TJ for the election period.
But I wonder if there is a broader shift away from blogs to the micro-blog Twitter and the relatively closed social network Facebook?
Or it could be just this blog. It is interesting to note that NBpolitico has very few comments, The Bruce report few, and several others very few as well.
Maybe people are a) less chatty, b) there’s less anger around – remember the tone of the conversation in 2006 at least here, c) moved to Twitter and Facebook.