What is a blog?

Thursday, January 5, 2006

A blog, or Web log, is generally described as an online journal or diary where individuals can post their thoughts on a subject for the world to see and read. Many, however, disagree over the definition of a blog. Robert Cox, president of the Media Bloggers Association, stated in an interview with the First Amendment Center Online that there is no clear definition of “blogging”: “[The term] is worse than useless because it is an empty vessel into which people can — and do — pour whatever meaning suits them at the time. … Blogging is writing.”