New word of the day - blogstreaming

Posted 28 Jun 2002 at 19:37 UTC by lloydwood Share This

Blogstreaming will be the second phase of blogging. It's blogging with judgement.

Today I discovered that blogstreaming was finally (and briefly) a GoogleWhack; a single instance of the term's use. Google's currently updating its content, but the word has been coined, at least.

As a concept, I believe blogstreaming will be distinct from blogging. Blogstreaming can be envisioned as deciding which of the number of parallel blogs that you spew into at ever-decreasing intervals is most suitable for receiving the random junk you're currently typing off the top of your head.

You're still recording your thoughts publically, but you and your blogging tool of choice have realised that those thoughts are best placed only with related earlier thoughts for an audience that knows it is interested in the subject of those particular thoughts. This allows streams of thought and coherent arguments to develop, and encourages topical feedback from the readers.

Blogging is the ability to publish on the web easily whenever you please. Blogging is now widespread.

Blogstreaming is the ability to select, publish to, and hold a number of targeted audiences by using a number of parallel and separate miniblogs (two Google hits at present) or microblogs (one Google hit - another Googlewhack), each streaming a separate subject.

Blogstreaming will be the second phase of blogging.

I believe that blogstreaming tools that enable users to easily identify, separate and post their content to separate parallel subject streams will soon be commonplace. (The process could be as simple as looking for keyword, phrase or style matches with previous stream posts when the user hits 'post' to select the most appropriate stream, or asking for further guidance or using a 'miscellaneous' blog that is, most likely, all about you. There's lots of scope for textual analysis and learning user preferences over time.)

Blogstreaming tools will encourage and assist editorial judgment in their users, and give each targeted audience increased confidence in the blogger as a knowledgeable and focused writer.

Widespread blogstreaming is the next step towards universal journalism.

(You'll never need to read my SaVi blogstream.)

not a googlewhack, posted 28 Jun 2002 at 23:33 UTC by jbuck » (Master)

To get a Googlewhack, you are restricted to the use of words that are in the dictionary. Without this rule, anyone who makes up a new word scores.

Not a Googlewhack?, posted 1 Jul 2002 at 12:45 UTC by lloydwood » (Journeyer)

"To get a Googlewhack, you are restricted to the use of words that are in the dictionary."

Which dictionary? In which language? And which dictionary lists 'Googlewhack'?

"Without this rule, anyone who makes up a new word scores."

No. You only score if you make up a new word and find that Google is documenting a single previous use of that word by someone else.

I see there's some very tangential discussion over at blogroots. The original article didn't mention aggregation - anyone who wants their content to be aggregated can simply post on usenet, which it didn't mention either. It didn't mention moderation - anyone who wants moderation, peer approval and decent criticism (as opposed to an argument on usenet) can get published the traditional way, editor and all, and community-led moderation in onlione forums is generally a failure. It didn't mention syndication either, but that seems to be where discussion is leading.

I'm beginning to think that bloggers want to be published, but they don't actually want to write.

A cogent and pithy summary, posted 1 Jul 2002 at 17:15 UTC by lloydwood » (Journeyer)

Rogers gets it right.

Re: Not a Googlewhack?, posted 1 Jul 2002 at 19:50 UTC by effbot » (Master)

Which dictionary?

Google's dictionary, of course (which is If it's not in, it's not underlined by google, and is not a valid googlewhack.

And which dictionary lists 'Googlewhack'?

The word "googlewhack" isn't a googlewhack.

To learn more about "real" googlewhacks, type "googlewhack" into google, whack the "I feel lucky" button, and then follow the "GW Rules" link.

intelectual nudity ?, posted 5 Jul 2002 at 15:12 UTC by groom » (Journeyer)

(You'll never need to read my SaVi blogstream.)
It makes me wonder of what is the profound motiviation of blogging. Somewhere, action of blogging/reading_blogs makes me feel confused... since the author is often speaking of everyday personnal thoughts, it makes her/him a bit 'nude' unless the blog is not intimate.

blogstreaming, posted 18 Oct 2002 at 21:19 UTC by ru » (Master)

when posting to Usenet, a person can use the "Newsgroups:" field to select which newsgroups the article can appear in.

so how does a blogstream differ from a newsgroup? yeah, it's on the web. what else? are the items in a blogstream all authored by a single person? if not, who is responsible for publishing, policing, archiving the blogstream? if so, how does a blogstream differ from one of the categories on More Like This

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