Ideas and thoughts are what every writer or blogger wants to express through their readings. Blogging gives that sense of freedom and opportunity that anyone person can have. According to the book “Blogging” by Jill Walker Rettberg, mass outputs of communication wasn’t successful do to one thing, print. Print was to hard for people everywhere to attain and than gather the knowledge from it, especially when books and newspapers were limited. This problem has been around as long as kings have ruled. Rettberg said “True, kings might hire scores of scribes to write out their instructions in many copies to spread throughout the kingdom, but most books and written materials only existed in a limited number of copies” (32). Print changed the world! Einstein said there are six different features of print that changed our culture: data collection, preservation, reorganization, standardization, reinforcements, and dissemination. These features expanded what we know as print in many ways. Dissemination made it possible for mass print of text to be spread throughout Europe, instead of having people write the print creating only small amounts of people able to obtain one.
The limited books and writing materials takes away from the learning of others and even takes the ideas and thoughts a writer might want to share and only limit his/her work that was meant for everyone. But now a days we have the opposite, people can write what they want than press publish and anyone around the world can see. The Great Philosopher Plato would have loved blogging to me for two main reasons the aspect of writing your own post and that anyone can see it or respond to what you say creating communication with others .With blogs comes new technology and technology as everyone knows creates new culture and trends that people follow.