3 September 2003
And half a million of the other
Back in the Pleistocene era, when there was still fresh lint in Rebecca's pocket, there was a very distinct line between the online diarist and the blogger. Over the years, at least partly due to sloppy people like me, the line has been blurred somewhat. But there are still some distinctions, as Wendy at Pound observes:
Online diarists are the drama club at your high school. They feel that what they're doing is either art or therapy.
Webloggers, on the other hand, are the yearbook staff. They feel that what they're doing is really important and also might get them into a better college.
No wonder I have so much trouble finding a definition for myself: I couldn't get into either of those groups.