The facts are in, blog deletions are on the rise. All across the blogoshpere weblogs are dropping like flies. Gone, maybe even for ever.
is this a good, bad, or neither?
Some attribute the sudden increase in blog deletions to a recently created blog titled: This Blog will be Deleted by Tomorrow
which encourages fellow bloggers to throw in the towel and delete their own blogs. Others argue that this critical point had to be reached eventually, trying to use science to explain their crackpot theories. One blogger said:
"According to the second law [thermodynamics] entropy must always increase over time, blog deletions are going to be directly proportional to the inverse square of blogoshpere entropy"
While this at first glance seems a scientifically sound theory, it assumes that the mighty blogosphere is a closed system. The Second Law of Thermodynamics clearly states that entropy must increase in a closed system over time. For this to be true there should be no inbound links to the blogoshpere, and none outbound. While clearly there are few inbound links to most parts of the blogoshpere (see: irrelevant blogs, online journals) the closed system is broken by the astronomical count of outbound links from the blogosphere. Concluding that there are channels for entropy to be conveyed from the blog-o-universe.
This blog will attempt to monitor and chart the surge of blog deletions, I encourage all readers to take note of any blogs they attempt to visit that have disappeared. Without support this blog is likely to join the many of blogs which are perishing left, right, and center.
Act now, before this gets out of hand.