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Journos Explain Blogging, Speak Slowly

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Andrew Sullivan‘s essay in the Atlantic, “Why I Blog,” is interesting enough for bloggers — and mild enough for their grandmas, as evidenced by his lede:

“The word blog is a conflation of two words: Web and log. It contains in its four letters a concise and accurate self-description: it is a log of thoughts and writing posted publicly on the World Wide Web. In the monosyllabic vernacular of the Internet, Web log soon became the word blog.”

Still awake?

On Point provides Sullivan’s take along with a few opposing viewpoints by Nicholas Lemann and David Carr in what amounts to a panel discussion on blogging.

A pretty good read — unless you’re one of the 100 SoCal print reporters who just lost their jobs in the last week. If you are, maybe don’t read it.

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