Wednesday, September 24, 2008

State of the Blogosphere

What is a Blog? The Lines Continue To Blur

Wikipedia defines blogs as:

  • A Blog (a contraction of the term "Web log") is a Web site, usually
    maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary,
    descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video.
    Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order.
  • To elaborate a blog is a distinct web design, which has some particular features like archives of previous entries or 'posts', audience interaction tools like commenting and so on
  • The Blogosphere is the collective community of all blogs. Since all
    blogs are on the Internet by definition, they may be seen as
    interconnected and socially networked. Discussions "in the Blogosphere"
    have been used by the media as a gauge of public opinion on various
But as the Blogosphere grows in size and influence, the lines between
what is a blog and what is a mainstream media site become less clear.
Larger blogs are taking on more characteristics of mainstream sites and
mainstream sites are incorporating styles and formats from the
Blogosphere. In fact, 95% of the top 100 US newspapers have reporter

These were exerpts from the Technocrati reoprt on the state of blogging click here for more.

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