Blogs are Traditional?

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    I read a story in my local paper Sunday morning that gave me pause.  By noon, though, I’d forgotten about it — until Dave Winer linked
to the same story.  The story is about blogging and young people, and
how what they say as a teen can come back to haunt them later.  A good
reminder, actually, but that’s not what caught my eye.  The bolded red
text below did:

"I would bet that in the 2016 election,
somebody’s Facebook entry will come back to bite them," Steve Jones,
head of the communications department at the University of Illinois at
Chicago, says, referring to thefacebook.com, a networking site for
college students and alumni that is something of a cross between a
yearbook and a blog.

More traditional blog
sites
— which allow easy creation of a Web site with text, photos and
often music — include Xanga, LiveJournal and MySpace. And they’ve
gotten more popular in recent years, especially among the younger set.

    In my paper’s version of the story, the section on Facebook didn’t appear, which made the adjective "traditional" seem really weird.
    Since when were blogs traditional?  When will they become so?

One thought on “Blogs are Traditional?

  1. Nancy McKeand says:

    And, of course, there are those who would argue that Xanga et al aren’t really blog sites at all!

    I think blogging is becoming more accepted and acceptable every day. Look at the people you have encouraged to start blogging! I think it is happening all around us all the time without us being consciously aware of it.

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