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What is a blog?

December 24th, 2009 · Posted by Skuds in Technology · 1 Comment · Technology

From a book called Viral Loop: the power of pass-it-on by Adam L.Penenberg:

It has evolved into a sphere of memes and ideas constantly shaped by the millions of Web users who write, read, and comment on blogs, many of whom followed links there, which were themselves spread virally.  In a sense, the blogosphere operates in a similar manner too open-source code, where a loose confederation of programmers timkers with software, adding to it and sharing contributions with anyone who is interested.

Blimey.  I must be using the wrong internet or something. Doesn’t sound much like!  Hang on though, it continues…

Of course, there are often stark intellectual inefficiencies, as well as a lot of hot-gas rhetoric, vitriol, inane discussions, score settling, and outright buffoonery.  Actually the blogosphere can be downright Hobbesian, with posts that are nasty, brutish and (often mercifully) short.

Ah.  That’s more like it.

Interesting book BTW.  Review to follow when I finish it.

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