06 June 2005

about weblogs

weblog history

Weblogs are a new media life-form that is native of our post-web world.
As was defined by a blog pioneer, Jorn Barger, "a weblog (sometimes called a blog or a newspage or a filter) is a webpage where a weblogger (sometimes called a blogger, or a pre-surfer) 'logs' all the other webpages she finds interesting." So in weblogs, experts in every conceivable subject, that express or no opinion, compile news and links on some specific subject.

"These daily diaries of links and reflections on links are the new medium of communication for the technical elite. Replacing the high-cost, high-octane, venture-funded Web site with one that is intensely personal and built around the connectivity between people and ideas, they are creating a new set of synapses for the global brain. It's no accident that weblogs are increasingly turning up as the top hits on search engines, since they trade in the same currency as the best search engines --human intelligence, as reflected in who's already paying attention to what. Weblogs aren't just the next generation of personal home pages, representing a return to text over design and, lightweight content management systems. They are also a platform for experimentation with the way the Web works: collective bookmarking, virtual communities, tools for syndication, referral, and Web services..." >from 'Inventing the Future' by Tim O'Reilly. April 9, 2002

No comments: