Web Log

An online diary for your most fascinating life stories, or preposterous lies (remember, you can only pick one).

A prominent (and locally relevant) example is Live Journal.

Neil Gaiman, Ken Mac Leod and William Gibson all have blogs. So does Cory Doctorow.

<pedantry>More accurately, a weblog is a place where you log websites you've visited whereas an online diary would be called a journal.</pedantry> Often a site will be both, such as in ARC's case.

<pedant>Historically, that's what a Web Log was (it evolved from the tradition of putting your bookmarks file online, i think), but in current usage, it can mean any kind of journal.</pedant>

The main weblog or "blog" program for a lot of people is Blogger: <http://www.blogger.com> Or Blogspot <http://www.blogspot.com>. Oh, it seems from the Reg article that Blogger and Blogspot are one and the same.

WebLogs now have Google Juice (ish)... <http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/2775249.stm>

A blog that has (almost) become a mini-meme: <http://dear_raed.blogspot.com> Update: it's also become a book, courtesy of the Guardian.

Bloggers beware: if you or your friends cross the line on libel, well... <http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/6/33669.html>

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