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Comment "Web log" is a technology (Score 1) 76

"A blog (short for web log) is a user-generated website where entries are made in journal style and displayed in a reverse chronological order." -- Wikipedia

It is not a description of the content (think "wiki", "forum", "guestbook", etc...), so they can be used for a number of purposes. I myself have two web logs- one for communicating with my family and friends (since I live across an ocean from them), and another for a university class. I bet you could give two shits and a fuck about both of them, but they serve their purposes very well.

I share your disgust with the amount of uniformed nonsense being spouted and passed as jounalism, and it's horrible to think that they can influence on the weak minded, but there are some real gems out there with brilliant writing and observations (Matt Good is one of my favorites- probably not yours), insane technical knowledge about your OS/programming language/car of choice, or just some nice pictures. In short, you have to take in the good (RSS is nice for this) and not visit the bad- just like you would do with newspapers, magazines, television shows, types of cheese, people, countries, etc...

Work expands to fill the time available. -- Cyril Northcote Parkinson, "The Economist", 1955

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