Jason Calacanis: “Blogging Is Dead” & Why “Stupid People Shouldn’t Write”

“Blogging is largely dead.”

“There are a lot of stupid people out there … and stupid people shouldn’t write.”

“There needs to be a better system for tuning down the stupid people and tuning up the smart people.”

Serial entrepreneur and publisher Jason Calacanis has never been opposed to saying what is on his mind. In fact, it is the characteristic that has helped him rise to the top of the Internet publishing world. He sat down with our managing editor Abraham Hyatt onstage at the ReadWriteWeb 2WAY Summit on Monday and dished on his thoughts about the state of publishing, what Google’s Panda initiative is doing to websites and what Web 3.0 will be about.

Blogging is not dead.

Stupid people SHOULD write. They will get better at expressing their ideas and maybe become less stupid.


According to this article, I should probably quit blogging because I’m “stupid”. Anyway, according to him, I’m sure.

Predictions like this annoy me. Like the prediction of “the year of the linux desktop” and the like.

Predicting stuff is stupid.