As I read another hijack post this morning, I wonder whether the blog culture is bringing up a whole generation of people who are accustomed to just inserting their comments and questions whenever and wherever they feel like it. Sort-of like butting into a conversation among a bunch of friends standing around at a party. Blogging downright encourages that. (As it also seems to encourage useless "me too" posts.)
I see that Computerworld has just (?) started a blog related to the Shark Tank column. Today CW posted a Shark Tank story that had already been published a week or so ago. Man, you should have seen how many comments (in the blog) that THAT created!!
It has hurt the other forums even more than this one with the amount of useless posts to comment on something they know nothing about, although one place I am sure it is about getting your post in to get the points for free stuff, but for the most part I think it is a culture change that hopefully won't catch on, but then again the number of people using SMS speak in forums posts is on the rise.......so maybe it will
I don't think that is really the reason behind it... It mostly the fact of the increase of the number of computer/internet novices who are getting into the high-tech industry from other places in the world, who happen to just be starting to use the internet recently and are not custom to what FAQ means except that it looks/sounds like a bad word!