domenica, aprile 06, 2008

Blog till u drop?

Bloggare può divenire un lavoro usurante a causa della pressione a cui sono sottoposti alcuni blogger professionisti : essere uno one-man show contro gli old media ha i suoi costi, anche - si dice - drammatici: due blogger di punta nell' hi-tech sono morti per infarto, mentre un terzo è scampato per un pelo.
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A growing work force of home-office laborers and entrepreneurs, armed with computers and smartphones and wired to the hilt, are toiling under great physical and emotional stress created by the around-the-clock Internet economy that demands a constant stream of news and comment.

Of course, the bloggers can work elsewhere, and they profess a love of the nonstop action and perhaps the chance to create a global media outlet without a major up-front investment. At the same time, some are starting to wonder if something has gone very wrong. In the last few months, two among their ranks have died suddenly.

Two weeks ago in North Lauderdale, Fla., funeral services were held for Russell Shaw, a prolific blogger on technology subjects who died at 60 of a heart attack. In December, another tech blogger, Marc Orchant, died at 50 of a massive coronary. A third, Om Malik, 41, survived a heart attack in December.

pressure even gets to those who work for themselves — and are being well-compensated for it
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