'Commercial' 'blogs
September 2, 2000 7:12 AM   Subscribe

'Commercial' 'blogs I think there are more out there than we think. Obviously the format is well suited for breaking news, but are blogs by nature supposed to be non-commercial? I don't think so, but I may be in the minority... (of course, I have a commercial one of my own, so I may be biased)
posted by owillis (5 comments total)
It's blog day!

Insofar as commercial blogs go, I just always considered Slashdot a frequently updated news (FUN?) site where people could comment. It's interesting to note that other sites like Flazoom now use a "news with your comments" style.

A lot of it probably falls into the argument of what a blog is versus what it is not.

As for the commercial aspect, the web wasn't supposed to be commercial by nature, either. :)
posted by hijinx at 8:21 AM on September 2, 2000

Who cares if it's commercial or not? I mean, I'm the last one to sing the praises of web logs, and I'm the last one to sing the praises of a commercialized web, but isn't the whole point easily done frequent updates? Wouldn't you like frequent updates on your favorite software or television show? Just because it's commercial doesn't mean it's bad.
posted by benbrown at 9:10 AM on September 2, 2000

I'm definitely in the camp of those that believe commercialism isn't bad when it comes to 'blogging...
posted by owillis at 9:45 AM on September 2, 2000

Indeed. Commercial or not, Slashdot is a great resource and service.
posted by tomorama at 6:11 PM on September 2, 2000

Supposed to be non-commercial?

I dunno. Is a hammer supposed to be commercial or non-profit? Quick!
posted by dhartung at 2:16 PM on September 3, 2000

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