What is a Weblog? Links
jill/txt: final version of weblog definition
this is my final draft of my entry on weblogs for the Routledge Encyclopedia
of Narrative Theory.”
is an entry From Jill Walkerís
What makes a weblog a weblog?
we're studying weblogs, how they’re used, and what they are.
Rather than saying ‘I know it when I see it’ I wanted to list
all the known features of weblog software, but more important, get
to the heart of
what a weblog is, and how a weblog is different from a Wiki, or a news
site managed with software like Vignette or Interwoven.”
From Dave Winer
at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society
at Harvard Law School.
Deep Thinking about Weblogs
are becoming increasingly difficult to ignore for those of us who spend
much time reading the Web. Also known by the inscrutable
nickname ‘blogs’, weblogs are something of a hard nut
to crack. Compounding the difficulty is the fact that a great deal
is about weblogs and weblog technology. What are weblogs? What’s
the big deal? Why should we pay attention?”
Media Matters. Blogosphere | PBS
Upon a Blog. A long time ago, in the hazy middle years of the decade
nineteen-hundred-and-ninety, between the darkest reaches of dial-up
and the Ethernet, a creature was born. It was not of this earth but,
rather, the first-born child of the Internet. Its name was ... blog.”
weezBlog: First Person Narrative
is what I’ve come up with... Blogs are a first person narrative in
From Elouise Oyzonís weezBlog.
introduction to terms for weblog readers
“So, here’s my
brief guide to weblog terms for readers, not webloggersÖ”
“1. A weblog (or blog) is a daily online diary on the Net where
you write and publish at the near-same moment to a few million of your
closest friends, except only about 20 people actually read what you
write. Each entry is called a ‘post’ and the person writing a
weblog (or 'blog') is called a ‘weblogger’ or ‘blogger.’”
What the hell is a Weblog?
through it all, I drew my inspiration from the cacophony of personal
voices I found online. Here was the mother lode of personal expression ‚ the
one place in our lives that we (as people lucky enough to have access)
can say whatever we want about anything we want. This was the anti-television.
Digital democracy.” From Derek M. Powazek: Author, Designer, Troublemaker, Person.
What the hell is a Weblog? You tell me.
respond to Derek’s essay.
Samizdata.net — Blog
“This is a glossary of blog terminology, including
obscure words directly related to blogging and expressions commonly
encountered in the blogosphere (qv) which might be obscure to the uninitiated.”