— aleatory

what is blogging?

This Wired article reminded me of a rant I saved as a draft a while back lamenting the inability of traditional media to get the difference between blogging & writing a one-way diary or news channel.  What the corporates and media online today call blogging is really a news page that comes with an rss feed.  The richness of conversation and interaction largely enabled by blogging features such as trackbacks, etc is lost as generally they are not supported by those merely using blogging as a buzzword to show they are hip with the internets.  Even Wired refuses to support trackback.

 The flip side is obviously they do not want to fall victim to the myraid of spamsters using blog posts or comments as the new medium of choice.  But between them they are sapping the web of an important part of it’s intrinsic value.

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