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March 04, 2003

Blog Publishers Stealing Web Limelight

Decent overview from BizReport.

Posted by Albert at March 04, 2003 08:01 AM


Posted by Linkmeister on March 4, 2003 11:37 AM:

Hey! I know gigglechick, and she's no flighty nitwit! ;)

Posted by Albert on March 4, 2003 12:14 PM:

Well, Linkmeister, anyone who calls hereself "gigglechick" is definitely asking for it. :)

Posted by Beth on March 4, 2003 7:20 PM:

Wait! You mean I'm not the ONLY one? Shucks, I thought my journal was the only one on this new fangled "Internet" contraption!

Posted by Linkmeister on March 5, 2003 11:44 AM:

The name comes from being a part-time standup comic, as I recall. However, Albert, I see your point. ;)

Posted by Ryan on March 6, 2003 7:04 AM:

Not bad, not bad. But to me, apart from the 'new news' relating to the Google-Blogger acquisition, it feels more "late to the party" than anything.

Every publication, from Newsweek to the New York Times to PC Magazine and Horse Groomers Today (well, probably) has done an "introduction to the wild world of weblogs." Some have been better than others.

I'd put this one in the top 30th percentile. Points for exploring the niche appeal of the medium, and for almost recognizing that individual online publishing went on long before Blogger.com, but they get docked for the definitive statement, "Blogs are simple Web-page publishing tools."

Er, no. While I've long advocated using the tools and format used to publish as what separates a blog from another form of online publishing (i.e. online journals, chugging along since 1994), rather than trying to say it's the content that defines them (leading to the very common confusion of a weblog - a collection of links to other sites with comments on each - with diaries), a "blog" is not a "web-page publishing tool." A blog (or weblog) is the product of said publishing tools. Close, but no cigar.

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