Time was when I considered the Lifehacker blog
to be an essential
item in my RSS feed agggregator - formerly Google Reader, now bazqux - but now, alas, not so much.
It's not that my tastes have changed
particularly, but I am about to permanently delete Lifehacker blog
from my bazqux feed-reader, because, quite frankly, it has become variously boring, useless and insubstantial.
Instead of it being full of seriously clever and useful
tips n'tricks to - well, hacking
one's life (as it was previously) - it now seems to have become a sort of Pinterest
, focused on assorted vacuous, touchy-feely new age junk. In short, nothing like the meaty thing it used to be. Maybe what it used to be
was unsustainable? I don't know, but I rather miss it anyway.
So I am disappointed. Yes, as a realist, I do understand that things are in state of perpetual dynamic change, but, from being arguably a leader, Lifehacker
seems to have progressively sunk into an irrelevant editorial mediocrity, where its blog seems to be a list of apparently relatively fatuous content. It apparently does seem set on becoming irrelevant - much like the UN seems to be set on becoming (per George Bush).
One wonders: Is this the likely fate of all seemingly "good ideas" that manifest themselves as ideas only - unsustainable, no matter the number of camp-followers?
One suspects that it's all about "monetisation" and the inexorable drive to the bottom.For example, today (2016-12-22):