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|Zach|
01-05-2005, 10:12 PM
Blogs have been really taking off. It seems as though they really pushed through during this last election. It is interesting because there is so much information from people that are experts in their fields or have varied intrests or are just interesting people.

There is also a push for the idea the blogs will be the future of local journalism. A set of blogs linked together with a loose affiliation with a newspaper...

What do you folks think of all of this?

Poll forthcoming.

Ultra Peanut
01-05-2005, 10:15 PM
What kind of blogs are we talking about? BigStupidTommy's, or the livejournals of angst-filled teenage girls?

Garcia Bronco
01-05-2005, 10:15 PM
wtf is a blog?

|Zach|
01-05-2005, 10:16 PM
What kind of blogs are we talking about? BigStupidTommy's, or the livejournals of angst-filled teenage girls?
Heh, well I had more professional type ones in mind...but it is a very general question so I suppose anything is fair game.

Xanga and Live Journal are bringing watered down blogs to the masses.

|Zach|
01-05-2005, 10:19 PM
wtf is a blog?
This was a dictionary explanation I found...

A blog is basically a journal that is available on the web. The activity of updating a blog is "blogging" and someone who keeps a blog is a "blogger." Blogs are typically updated daily using software that allows people with little or no technical background to update and maintain the blog. Postings on a blog are almost always arranged in cronological order with the most recent additions featured most prominantly.

Here are some examples...

http://www.waxy.org/
http://www.rhetorica.net/
http://www.verybigdesign.com/verybigblog/

Ultra Peanut
01-05-2005, 10:22 PM
I haven't read Big Stupid Tommy's blog in months...

Sunday, January 02, 2005

Semantics in the New Year

We're in the year 2005 now.

Huzzah.

Want to know something that sounds completely alien to my ear?

When somebody says we live in the year "twenty oh five."

A newscaster was saying it as such this morning. It clunks.

It's not wrong, I guess. It just sounds weird to my ear.

See, I'm saying, now five years into the two thousands, "two thousand five."

I understand the twenty oh five mindset. We spent the nineteen hundreds, and the eighteen hundreds before them, and the seventeen hundreds before them, one would assume, calling the year "nineteen-seventy-four," or "nineteen oh five," or "seventeen seventy-six." Mostly because it would be awkward and time consuming to say that we declare independence on July the fourth, one thousand, seven hundred, seventy-six.

Or that I was born in the year one thousand, nine hundred, seventy-seven. That's eleven syllables. Nineteen Seventy Seven? That's just seven syllables. Much easier.

But we're in the two thousands, now. I'm thinking that that hundreds column is what's alien to my ear. See, if it were 2010, we could say Twenty Ten, and it wouldn't bother me.

But if I say "Twenty Oh Five," it's alien. I think it's the vowel ending "Twenty" and the vowel in the "Oh." That merging of two vowels is hard for my brain to understand. It's why I can't abide Iowa, Hawaii, or footballer Chris FuamatuMaafala.

And we can't call it Twenty-five, and just assume I'll Know what you're talking about. I might think its January 2, 25 AD. And then I'll end up being several hundred years late to work, tomorrow. Don't think my boss will like that.

So. Until 2010, I'll just call it two-thousand five, alright? To cut down on the confusion.

Editor's Note: I was lying. I really like saying "FuamatuMaafala." More than you would ever know.
posted by Tommy at 10:15
Comments (11) Think of all of the Price is Right updates I've missed.

Garcia Bronco
01-05-2005, 10:27 PM
This was a dictionary explanation I found...

A blog is basically a journal that is available on the web. The activity of updating a blog is "blogging" and someone who keeps a blog is a "blogger." Blogs are typically updated daily using software that allows people with little or no technical background to update and maintain the blog. Postings on a blog are almost always arranged in cronological order with the most recent additions featured most prominantly.

Here are some examples...

http://www.waxy.org/
http://www.rhetorica.net/
http://www.verybigdesign.com/verybigblog/


So...the Blogger...is blogging the Blog....LOL

Thanks

|Zach|
01-05-2005, 10:28 PM
So...the Blogger...is blogging the Blog....LOL

Thanks
Heh, it is short for web log. It is basically a journal set in a standard format.

Ultra Peanut
01-05-2005, 10:29 PM
Batty boy, not knowin' what a blog is. Ha! Ya silly geez.

Michael Michigan
01-05-2005, 10:29 PM
Of course:

http://www.nationalledger.com/scribe/

|Zach|
01-05-2005, 10:31 PM
Of course:

http://www.nationalledger.com/scribe/
I knew you were involved in all of this but was not sure if you had one yourself...very cool...I am going to add this to my list of feeds.

2bikemike
01-05-2005, 10:32 PM
I never read them. I really didn't know what they were until just recently.

|Zach|
01-05-2005, 10:32 PM
By the way MM....I think you would be very interested in www.rhetorica.net it has a lot of interesting discussion as far as journalism and new media.

Count Zarth
01-05-2005, 10:36 PM
Blogs are incredibly gay.

Miles
01-05-2005, 10:40 PM
I just started reading them over the past month or so. Here are a few of my favorites:

http://www.gizmodo.com/
http://www.autoblog.com/
http://www.engadget.com/

I just started using this site to import a few blogs and to read the Post and Times.
http://www.bloglines.com

Deberg_1990
01-05-2005, 10:41 PM
Ive read a few..I think its more of a passing fad than anything. Its sort of like an on-line diary??

Count Zarth
01-05-2005, 10:42 PM
Its sort of like an on-line diary??

No, it's more like an online dump for people who like to bitch.

It's like if SDChiefsfan started a forum solely so he could be an attention whore, and people came to watch.

Ultra Peanut
01-05-2005, 10:43 PM
http://bigstupidtommy.blogspot.com/2004_07_01_bigstupidtommy_archive.html#109106456160250384

Deberg_1990
01-05-2005, 10:44 PM
No, it's more like an online dump for people who like to bitch.



Ironically, this sounds like Chiefsplanet??

Taco John
01-05-2005, 10:44 PM
I find blogs to be a waste of time. I'd much rather visit a good message board, which are a much more enjoyable waste of time.

There are a few blogs that are worth reading. But most of them are nothing but regurgitated spin on stuff that I already know.

Raush turned me onto a blog that I find humorous though...

http://www.tuckermax.com

|Zach|
01-05-2005, 10:45 PM
Ive read a few..I think its more of a passing fad than anything. Its sort of like an on-line diary??
It can be...but there are so many different ways they are presented that you cant really corner it like that.

Alot of people who are experts in their industry esp IT industries have them. They post articles about the latest that is going on and generally other users comment on them and add to discussions. Some of their own blogs so it makes a small community...or sometimes a large one...

Some are used as online diaries or journals...

Some are based on photos...some use political commentery or try to move along a political agenda...some try to be funny...there are really a million different ways you can take it.

Count Zarth
01-05-2005, 10:45 PM
I find blogs to be a waste of time. I'd much rather visit a good message board, which are a much more enjoyable waste of time.

There are a few blogs that are worth reading. But most of them are nothing but regurgitated spin on stuff that I already know.

Raush turned me onto a blog that I find humorous though...

http://www.tuckermax.com

Blowjob follies.... ROFL

Count Zarth
01-05-2005, 10:46 PM
Ironically, this sounds like Chiefsplanet??

No no, psychopath kills for no reason. I kill for MONEY.

OldTownChief
01-05-2005, 10:47 PM
Isn't Wade Blogs going into the HOF?

Taco John
01-05-2005, 10:50 PM
Isn't Wade Blogs going into the HOF?



Ouch.

Pants
01-05-2005, 10:51 PM
Worthless. I don't know what's a worse waste of time, reading SD's posts or reading blogs.

Michael Michigan
01-05-2005, 10:53 PM
By the way MM....I think you would be very interested in www.rhetorica.net it has a lot of interesting discussion as far as journalism and new media.

Thanks Zach--I'll check it out.

Phobia
01-05-2005, 11:56 PM
I only read blogs for links to pictures of hot nineteen year old girls.

Ari Chi3fs
01-05-2005, 11:59 PM
Blogs are incredibly gay.


By the way GoatCheese....I think you would be very interested in www.literotica.com it has a lot of interesting discussion as far as journalism and new media.

Count Zarth
01-06-2005, 12:05 AM
By the way GoatCheese....I think you would be very interested in www.literotica.com it has a lot of interesting discussion as far as journalism and new media.

Why would I give two shits about journalism and new media?

Phobia
01-06-2005, 12:06 AM
Why would I give two shits about journalism and new media?

Because you would like to move out of your mother's house some decade in the future.

Like, before you move her into her old folks home.

Ultra Peanut
01-06-2005, 12:07 AM
Literotica + gochiefs?

Sounds like Star Wars slash fanfic to me.

Count Zarth
01-06-2005, 12:11 AM
Because you would like to move out of your mother's house some decade in the future.

That has nothing to do with journalism and new media.

badgirl
01-06-2005, 12:23 AM
I have a blog in my favorites its called "91 Ghosts" its letter written by the soldiers in the war, Its kinda like a journal they keep, its really interesting. :thumb:

Nightfyre
01-06-2005, 12:47 AM
we should make a "Chiefs Blog" where we can write and publish essays about the Chiefs.

badgirl
01-06-2005, 12:52 AM
we should make a "Chiefs Blog" where we can write and publish essays about the Chiefs.
like it would really end up being about the chiefs :rolleyes:

|Zach|
01-06-2005, 12:53 AM
we should make a "Chiefs Blog" where we can write and publish essays about the Chiefs.
I actually think this would be pretty cool...we could collect all the articles we get from different places and have a set of folks willing to write commentery.

Phobia
01-06-2005, 12:53 AM
That has nothing to do with journalism and new media.

Isn't that where your education lies?

|Zach|
01-06-2005, 12:54 AM
I actully think this would be pretty cool...we could collect all the articles we get from different places and have a set of folks willing to write commentery.
This place is great but having all of the actual news in one place for chiefs fans would be good. I think it would also lure people to CP.

Phobia
01-06-2005, 12:55 AM
I actully think this would be pretty cool...we could collect all the articles we get from different places and have a set of folks willing to write commentery.

I had a forum dedicated to this concept for over a year. Had 3 or 4 contributions. I'm not doing that again until we have somebody who will own it as an editor.

Count Zarth
01-06-2005, 12:55 AM
Isn't that where your education lies?

Not really.

|Zach|
01-06-2005, 12:56 AM
I had a forum dedicated to this concept for over a year. Had 3 or 4 contributions. I'm not doing that again until we have somebody who will own it as an editor.
That makes sense...I was kind of suprised it didnt take off as much...I would envision this more so as a collection of articles on the chiefs from different sources as well as commentery and not just one or the other.

Count Zarth
01-06-2005, 12:58 AM
I had a forum dedicated to this concept for over a year. Had 3 or 4 contributions. I'm not doing that again until we have somebody who will own it as an editor.

I would totally be into that.

Nightfyre
01-06-2005, 01:02 AM
That makes sense...I was kind of suprised it didnt take off as much...I would envision this more so as a collection of articles on the chiefs from different sources as well as commentery and not just one or the other.
I'll contribute, but I dont want to take responsibility for the whole thing. At least not yet. Maybe later on.

|Zach|
01-06-2005, 01:04 AM
I'll contribute, but I dont want to take responsibility for the whole thing. At least not yet. Maybe later on.
I could make the site...that would not be a problem...the system for contributing would be easy...alsmot like posting on the planet.

memyselfI
01-06-2005, 07:26 AM
I'm a blog addict. It truly is the only way to get news you won't see on network TV. It's a force that is here to stay and has had a huge impact on some of the most important stories of 2004, Iraq, the election, and Tsunami.

|Zach|
01-06-2005, 11:48 AM
bump for day folks...