Sunday, August 17, 2003

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"nerdy, inane and barely grammatical"

The above quote is embedded in an Economist article on various efforts to make a profit in the blogosphere. The full paragraph:

Web logs, known to their users as blogs, are web pages for self-anointed pundits—personal online journals, often updated throughout the day, full of raw, unedited opinions and links to other sites. Most are what one would expect from a new internet medium: nerdy, inane and barely grammatical, and intelligible only to teenage subcultures. But others are erudite and thoughtful—such as, a political commentary. Some are used in business—team members can keep abreast of progress on a project with blogs instead of messy trails of group e-mails. There are blogs for numerous online “communities”, including fat people, vegetarians, and Democratic presidential candidates. By some estimates, 750,000 people now blog, and the number is growing daily.

I should make this my new tagline --, your best source for nerdy, inane and barely grammatical thoughts!!

The article does contain some interesting suggestions on how blogs can generate earnings. One surprise -- no mention of the revenue stream that worked best for Sullivan, the tip jar.

posted by Dan on 08.17.03 at 05:35 PM


Sorry, dude. I beat you to it.

posted by: John Lemon on 08.17.03 at 05:35 PM [permalink]

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