Insomnia (insomnia) wrote,

How Orwell would likely critique blogging.

... as adapted from his "Politics and the English Language":

"It consists in gumming together . . . strips of words which have already been set in order by someone else, and making the results presentable by sheer humbug. . . People who write in this manner usually have a general emotional meaning -- they dislike one thing and want to express solidarity with another -- but they are not interested in the detail of what they are saying."

As for microblogging, twittering, and anything else where you're forced to try cramming meaning into a very few characters... well, that's a form of Newspeak, isn't it?!

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