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Adolescent Diary Weblogs and the Unseen Audience

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December 03, 2004

When is a blog not a blog?

What is the difference between a group blog and a magazine? Assuming that both can be run on a blog software platform with either a two or three column format. SO what is the difference? It's clear to me that the genres change appreciably between single and multiauthor formats. Because of that I have been long tempted to say that group blogs are not blogs under the same type of definition one would apply to single author blogs. But of course that raises lots of other issues. Like what are they if they aren't "blogs"?

Does a simple two or more writers push the change? I tend to think it does but that there may be internal genre differences between say two writers and many writers. With a two writer blog it appears to be more of a conversation between the writers that we are allowed to ease drop in on. With larger numbers of writers like you see at MetaFilter it definitely feels more like a magazine then a blog.

Why does it matter? Well again the definition of a term sets the perceptual boundaries. In academics the definition can control what literature is reviewed and cited, leaving some out that might have been included under another definition.

Posted by prolurkr at December 3, 2004 10:17 PM

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