The media has always served as a shaper of opinions, and with technology taking a bigger role in our lives today, online resources — such as blogging — have made social media more popular and influential. However, few can deny the pleasure of print media and its tactile nature. Just yesterday, Conde Nast announced that Domino Magazine would be closing after its March issue due to economic reasons, but does it also reflect changes in how society gets its information? This week we’ve assembled an assortment of links that ponder the influence of social media and blogging in contemporary times.

Treehugger wonders, is a printed blog really green?

Celsias reflects on Obama’s mastery of social media.

The New York Times writes on the relevance of real estate blogging.

Archinect also recently launched architecture website, spaceinvading — a website that collects architecture projects from around the internet.