A view of blogging as the digital-era sweatshop
April 6th, 2008

There is a story about bloggers today in the New York Times in which part of the lede is the heart attack deaths in recent months of two bloggers. A main theme of the story is the pressure bloggers experience. Not everyone who blogs is under excessive pressure, but those are who fit this description of the blogger types the article covers:

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.

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