Oct 28, 2008

A blog, or not a blog?

Is Huffington Post a blog? Simon Owens argues that it's not, and in doing so indirectly raises a larger issue: The need to hack through the euphemisms that pretend to describe rather ordinary activities as something extraordinary because it happens on the Web.

I suggest we start by dropping the "new media" mantle when referring to our Internet-savvy hired guns and start describing more precisely what they actually do. Some things news organizations are doing online are new - and many things aren't. Defining which is which will not only save money by making us more efficient, it will save jobs.

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