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In a very interesting article about the impact of Twitter and Facebook on the blogosphere, the Guardian's Charles Arthur believes that the blogosphere is shrinking and that only the strong will survive as more people publish via these newer forms of social media. Now this is first and foremost a plug for our Twitter feed [Click here to follow Brockley Central on Twitter] but we also have a question - what local blogs are rusting away to obsolescence?

Andrew Brown called it quits on his excellent Lewisham blog last year, are there any other notable departures we should mourn?

Here are the relevant passages from the Guardian:

The long tail of blogging is dying... Anecdotally and experimentally, they've all gone to Facebook, and especially Twitter. The New York Times also noticed this trend, with a piece on 9 June about "Blogs Falling In An Empty Forest", which pointed to Technorati's 2008 survey of the state of the blogosphere, which found that only 7.4m out of the 133m blogs it tracks had been updated in the past 120 days. As the New York Times put it, "that translates to 95% of blogs being essentially abandoned"...

Why? Because blogging isn't easy. More precisely, other things are easier – and it's to easier things that people are turning. Twitter offers instant content and reaction. People are still reading blogs, and other content. But for the creation of amateur content, their heyday for the wider population has, I think, already passed. The short head of blogging thrives. Its long tail, though, has lapsed into desuetude.