blog lingo

Blog Lingo

I started to write a comment on BasilikonTron's post about blog lingo, but it turns out I have a post-worth to say . . .

On a media form updated incessantly and perpetually, I'm absolutely sure new blog lingo pops up daily, but for now I found a brief list of lingo. I really liked the "drive-by-blogging" . . . not that I'm an offender or anything. Yet.

Also on this topic, do you guys think generations growing up with blogs in the way ours did on AIM will incorporate blog lingo into their daily speech? (I do.) This phenomenon, of teenagers/bubbly college kids littering their real-life conversations with such exclamations like "omg!" and "lol, lol" speaks to the bleed of one media form into all realms of communication. How long until each media seeps into other ones and literally links together (like a metaphoric blog) to form a cohesive technological and communicative web?

To my fellow xenobloggers


Instant messaging programs have a unique lingo (eg. rofl, lmao, gtg, brb.) so I wondered if blogs had their own.

Through an "advance" technology known as a search engine, I came upon which contains a few terms that we covered like blogosphere. It also covers very obscure terms like blogroach and xenoblogger.

I do not know if we will adopt this lingo for our class blog, but I just wanted to put it out there in case we come across these terms later on. I do not believe this list is exhaustive.

By the way, xenoblogging refers to any work you do on another person's blog.

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