[linux-elitists] open linklogging, anyone?
nick at teh.entar.net
Tue Mar 26 02:48:10 PDT 2013
> begin Teh Entar-Nick quotation of Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 01:48:04PM +0000:
> > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linklog
> > Weird. This is the original definition of "weblog", you realize. Jorn
> > Barger was just logging all the interesting Web pages he'd gone to, with
> > a short comment.
> Today, different people's definitions are all over the place...
> It's like a press release, except we can use links and curse words!
> It's like a column, except you sign over your copyright, we don't
> copy-edit it, and we pay you less!
> It's my diary except that...well, um, it's exactly like my diary!
Well I took all these as the many meanings of "blog". I kept "weblog"
around for exactly this kind of log-of-links format. It's a log of Web
browsing, hence weblog.
I'm not that attached to it, but it's a bit absurd that someone thinks
they've invented something worth coining a new term.
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