Blog Tops Online Word Watch


#1

http://www.technewsworld.com/story/news/38589.html

Is it just me or does the word ‘blog’ grate everyone elses ears???


#2

I have a blog! I have a blog!


#3

[quote=“Alpine Scrub”]http://www.technewsworld.com/story/news/38589.html

Is it just me or does the word ‘blog’ grate everyone elses ears???[/quote]

Not just you! but bdiary or bjournal isn’t as catchy!


#4

When I try to say Web Log, it comes out as Wahblog or some such anyways. Blog is just so much easier.


#5

i always call it ‘my internet thing’, maybe thats why chicks never want to see it when i ask.


#6

Using the word “blog” makes me feel like some self-absorbed, educated-just-enough-to-be-really-arrogant guy who lives in Toronto and works for the CBC.


#7

Seriously, I have a cousin who matches that exact description!


#8

I like the concept of this blog:

646industries.com/beyond/


#9

Neat, are you hosting it on your own server?


#10

http://hackingthemainframe.com/coppermine/albums/userpics/10002/blog_lg.jpg

I find most blogs boring and a waste of time. Who the hell cares what you had for breakfast? Why does it deserve a 5 paragraph essay?

The really interesting blogs are those that have a purpose, a focus.

juancole.com/

pvrblog.com/

wiredblogs.tripod.com/sterling/

But most of them (including mine), aren’t interesting at all. I basically use mine as a front-end to my photo album, and it’s certainly not meant for the general public. Most people would find it boring as hell too.

Look up any 10 blogs on blogger, and read a few entries. I’ll bet most of them come across as boring, pathetic, useless. Like really, if you have nothing to say, don’t say anything. People truly aren’t intersted in what kind of fabric softner you use with your laundry.

mmm… now that I think of it, that would be interesting – the laundry blog!

I really like photoblogs, even moblogs to an extent. Lots of great surfing to be had there. But I’d say 99% of the blogs out there are a total waste of time. Masturbation via HTML.


#11

I like William Gibson’s blog too, probably because he uses a Canon Elph for his photos :wink:

tinyurl.com/4wz2y


#12

Heh, linked to from William Gibson’s blog:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4157121.stm

North Korea’s campaign against men with long hair.

[quote]It stressed the “negative effects” of long hair on “human intelligence development”, noting that long hair “consumes a great deal of nutrition” and could thus rob the brain of energy.

Men should get a haircut every 15 days, it recommended.[/quote]


#13

[I had sushi for breakfast, and now I’m drinking coffee.

It’s from a machine, but it isn’t bad. I went to the machine, and WOW! there was a 75 cent credit on it! Somebody obviously put in 3 quarters and didn’t have any more money! A coffee is like 90 cents. So I just put in 15 cents and got one! IS THIS WRONG?

I’m really having doubts about my morality, and thinking that I must stand up for the underdogs in this world. Especially those who leave 75 cents in a coffee machine. What do you think? Comments!](http://menino.com/2005/01/sushi-for-breakfast.php)

Also, it was Colombian coffee. On one hand I am against the tyranny of the oppressors in Colombia (and Canada breaking its own arms embargo by allowing a prominent Newfoundland-based company to spray Roundup everywhere for the CIA and US Army in Colombia), but on the other hand, that Juan Valdez sure can pick a fine coffee bean.


#14

Holy shit, I should totally be writing a blog. I can’t believe I turned a trip to the coffee machine into a comment on the Canadian Helicopters contract.

Also, the rebels in Colombia have the coolest name.


#15

[quote=“MiG”]
Also, the rebels in Colombia have the coolest name.[/quote]

FARC?

Good thing they’re not from Turkey or Tunisia.


#16