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June 17, 2004 2:04 PM   Subscribe

Meet the Weblog. Time Magazine describes the trendy fascination with online digests.
posted by plexi (30 comments total)

 
They do sound interesting, but having said that they're probably just a flash in the pan. I can't see anyone bothering with them in the long run. Does anyone here know anything about them? Or perhaps someone here has even tried there hand at 'blogging'? An excellent link plexi, you have dug up something which I think is both novel and which none of us would otherwise have stumbled across.
posted by biffa at 2:10 PM on June 17, 2004


"Blogging"? What a ridiculous name -- who would buy something called a "blog"? That alone is enough to smother it in its cradle.
posted by waldo at 2:37 PM on June 17, 2004


It does raise an interesting point though: what is Matt wearing when he brings down Washington politicians in his spare time?
posted by loquax at 2:44 PM on June 17, 2004


Aw, crap! You mean there's another new intarweb layout to figure out?

I was just starting to get the hang of running WildCat! Mustang under
DOS 6.22, and now I gotta figure out some entirely new stuff altogether!
posted by Smart Dalek at 2:45 PM on June 17, 2004


I hear "blog" is short for "blithering frog."
posted by DenOfSizer at 2:47 PM on June 17, 2004


Say what you want about this UUCP-based e-mail, but I'll stick with receiving my Fidonet mail in BlueWave QWK packets at 1:3603/998.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a .plan to update.
posted by waldo at 2:52 PM on June 17, 2004


Geez, I tried finding out more about this "blog" business but I just couldn't get the mainframe time.
posted by Sidhedevil at 3:00 PM on June 17, 2004


Like rock stars to Vegas, fads go to Time to die.
posted by jfuller at 3:02 PM on June 17, 2004


Apparently, TIME was a physical paper magazine which, at some point in history, citizens used to keep them informed of news and current events.
posted by adamms222 at 3:14 PM on June 17, 2004


BW311: If it can't be said in fifty characters, don't bo
posted by jfuller at 3:14 PM on June 17, 2004


TodaysPapers.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 3:47 PM on June 17, 2004


I hear "blog" is short for "blithering frog."

I just wanted to point out that I really enjoyed that.
posted by Peter H at 4:15 PM on June 17, 2004


No one ever said it was present "Time".
posted by smackfu at 4:30 PM on June 17, 2004


Black Blog Ops
posted by homunculus at 5:23 PM on June 17, 2004


Fark?! Why the fark Fark? Metafilter is much more worthy of mention!
posted by wsg at 5:28 PM on June 17, 2004


They link to boobies.
posted by homunculus at 5:49 PM on June 17, 2004


The next issue of Time, I hear, is on something their sources are calling "indoor plumbing."
posted by josephtate at 6:42 PM on June 17, 2004


Naw, next week it's the Wheel.

After that they're doing a big piece on the invention of fire, and then something on the decline in leeching as an effective medical tool, and after that, something about "Galileo: Renaissance Crackpot, Or Merely Ahead Of His Time?"
posted by chicobangs at 8:00 PM on June 17, 2004


Jesus, didn't anyone even read to the 2nd paragraph?

Over the past five years, blogs have gone from an obscure and, frankly, somewhat nerdy fad to a genuine alternative to mainstream news outlets, a shadow media empire that is rivaling networks and newspapers in power and influence.

All of you falling all over yourself to pretend that Time just now noticed there are blogs, when right there in plain English they state they are not a new phenomenon, is just absurd.

Bloggers are a funny lot. They spend countless man-hours trying to prove if a girl is really a girl or not, and then can't even be bothered to read mainstream coverage of their favorite pastime.
posted by Ynoxas at 8:43 PM on June 17, 2004


I must say, I rather enjoyed the phrase "wag the blog" from the article. Probably not the first use of it, but a first for me.
posted by o2b at 8:56 PM on June 17, 2004


It's a little known fact that Time keeps the stuffed corpse of John Shaw Billings in the corporate offices.
posted by octobersurprise at 9:15 PM on June 17, 2004


Jesus, didn't anyone even read to the 2nd paragraph?

Yes. Did you read the fifth?
posted by eddydamascene at 10:36 PM on June 17, 2004


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posted by dhartung at 10:42 PM on June 17, 2004


Well, that's that then.

So what are we gonna do next, now that TEH BLOGG is dead?

I suggest beer and bodysurfing.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:26 PM on June 17, 2004


(But then, I pretty much always suggest beer and bodysurfing.)
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:27 PM on June 17, 2004


I guess it's back to painting for me....
posted by interrobang at 11:53 PM on June 17, 2004


And what exactly are they doing to the established pantheon of American media?

Reproducing it daily on MetaFilter's front page?
posted by DrJohnEvans at 6:03 AM on June 18, 2004


I suggest beer and bodysurfing.

Or bodies and beer surfing.

I dunno, rather than gloat about how out of touch the old folks at time are, maybe we she should take this instructively: no matter how much we think of ourselves and what a big deal all the tempest in a teapots we create are, the great mass of the world dosen't know we fucking exist.
posted by jonmc at 6:33 AM on June 18, 2004


They do now.

Perhaps I should wear a cleaner shirt.
posted by chicobangs at 6:41 AM on June 18, 2004


iirc, it was the princeton review, really, that first coined the term blog :D

also, fwiw, an interesting 'paper' on what the internet is doing to change the way we think and operate in society that in turn shapes human culture! (via bOINGbOING)
posted by kliuless at 10:14 AM on June 19, 2004


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