"The spectre haunting the blogosphere [is] tedium. If the pornography of opinion doesn’t leave you longing for an eroticism of fact, the vast wasteland of verbiage produced by the relentless nature of blogging is the single greatest impediment to its seriousness as a medium."
Yes I know there’s plenty of verbiage in that sentence too, but don't let that put you off the rest of the story, which makes some interesting points. In deference to the spirit of the medium, the FT has also set up a blog where readers can interact with Butterworth about the article. (It’s been closed now but check out some of the comments.)
Full piece here.