What is a blog? Here’s Dave Winer’s definition, courtesy Robert Scoble:
If it was one voice, unedited, not determined by group-think — then it was a blog, no matter what form it took. If it was the result of group-think, with lots of ass-covering and offense avoiding, then it’s not.
I like that – a lot.
What it means, though, is that multi-person blogs don’t fit. TechCrunch doesn’t fit. GigaOm doesn’t fit. Lots of the “mega-blogs” that have started employing hired help don’t fit.
And I’m OK with that.[tags] scoble, winer, john koetsier, blogs, blogging [/tags]
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[…] In previous lives I’ve written very little that didn’t have a specific purpose, such as school assignments or business proposals. On the other hand, I’ve always wanted to be a writer (sci-fi was always my forte), but somehow just never got around to actually doing it. So since blogging is something completely new for me, I had no idea what form it would end up taking (and still don’t, really – I’m making it up as I go). Besides, I’m still trying to find out just what a blog is (and more specifically what MZM is) . I like Dave Winer’s definition of a blog to explain what I mean (the chain of reference continues: I found it at John Koetsier’s bizhack blog): […]
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