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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000368.txt from 2005/07

From: Fireball <>
Subj: Re: [kl] blogging?
Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2005 23:49:20 -0400

The short version..... The word "blog" is short for web log. It's
basically an online journal of some sort, personal or commercial. People
chronical their life, sports, politics, whatever.... It's a neat
concept, and it's kind of the next step up from having a personal homepage.


Ormondtoby Montoya wrote:

>"Blog" means to write a ongoing commentary about some topic and to post
>your commentary on your web page for other people to read. I believe
>the word is a contraction of "binary log" as in keeping a log of your
>thoughts and concerns on a computer.
>It's similar to a weekly or daily column in a newspaper or magazine,
>except it's published on the Internet. Some bloggers have become
>popular and are now 'stars' of the medium. A few political
>mini-scandals began when a "blogger" did some investigative reporting
>and published his or her thoughts.

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