This drives me nuts, and reminds me of the "e-*" days from the late nineties (more on ‘Generation-E’) where every word describing a technology had to have "e-" in front of it (e-mail, e-commerce, e-business, e-everything). Just how many combinations of the word "weblog" or "cast" can be made into new words describing the same thing?

Come on people, whether or not you have additional enhanced content on your site (or in your syndication feed) that contains audio, video or even 3D holographic projections, it’s still a weblog.


2 Comments

    Charlie Quidnunc (December 29, 2004 @ 10:12 am)

    While some Podcasts are very much like weblogs, others are quite different. Mine is a blog, and I just read the script into my podcasts. But others are much more like traditional radio programs, with intro’s and outtro’s, promotional audios for others, sound effects and the like. The key difference is the ability to ship it automatically to someone’s iPod or MP3 player in a matter of hours. It just shows up, and people listen to it while away from their computers. Podcasting is more like time shifted radio by amateurs than like a weblog. Podcasts are to radio as blogs are to newspapers.

    Charlie
    Podcasting from Mercer Island


    Randy (December 29, 2004 @ 10:15 am)

    Not only that, but I’ve been seeing some rumble about how the “traditional” press beat bloggers to news stories lately, particularly the natural disaster in Asia… WTF is that about? Since when is a Blog tasked with reporting news?

    I can honestly say that you won’t find very many news-worthy stories on my Blog :)


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