To be, virtually, is to blog. Blogging, or making a web log, is tracking your own web journey click by click. A web log at its most basic is a mere collection of links, a massive list of virtual cool sites you’ve seen — a story about a gang of drag queen purse snatchers, interviews with physicist Freeman Dyson, a site full of techie horror tales. But most blogs are a lot more — a personal journal or a new journalism, a publishing house where everyman or woman can rant, share or divulge. Blogs are a daily snapshot of the ever-changing web; they may be the new literature. Like the first museums, the web log is an e-cabinet of wonders, a quirky, human attempt to filter a new mass of information — this time online. On a blog you get E-text of Gogol’s The Overcoat, news of a Japanese foot cult and fun facts about potatoes. So, dump the old website, with its pet photos and family updates. We’re Blogging in this hour of The Connection.
(Hosted by Christopher Lydon)
Brad L. Graham, creator of Bradlands.com
Rebecca Blood, creator of Rebeccablood.net
and Evan Williams, CEO And President of Blogger.com.