April 19th, 2005

gchat-zalice

"blogosphere"

greyhame recently linked to some discussions on blogs about hating the word "blog". Personally I don't mind the word at all, and I even refer to livejournals as "blogs" sometimes. But I think they have a point when they talk about "blogosphere" being a silly word. Every once in a while I write something where I need to use a word for that concept, and though I usually end up writing "blogosphere" it's usually after spending thirty seconds trying to think of ways to avoid using that word. So, I skimmed through Rox Populi's comment thread where people were suggesting terms we could use instead. And then I cracked up: Collapse )