The Blog Phenomenon
A recent overlooked Web trend?overlooked by the mainstream media, at least?is the proliferation of public diaries, generically referred to as Blogs. The term originated from “WeB log” and was further promoted by pyra.com as a Blog at its www.blogger.com site, although www.pita.com is considered the original source of easy-to-use Web logging. People who “Blog” are called Bloggers, and right now there are hundreds, thousands of Blogs on the Net.
Generally speaking, these postings are fascinating, since they often have serious elements of Hyde Park corner blather, besides blatant exhibitionism and obvious self-indulgence. And whatever you think of them, you’ll admit that they are much more interesting than the static vanity site from years ago.