Will Richardson’s on the war path again. I haven’t read the article yet, but I understand his frustration. First, the Blog On article, in Edutopia’s June/July issue, uses the picture to the right to portray blogging. To be honest, I actually can’t think of any one picture that might adequately defining it. Perhaps students at their desks, or in a library, or even under a tree, with their laptops, would have been better. I don’t know and I can’t say.
But his main beef appears to be with the article’s definition of weblogs.
Blogs, short for Weblogs, are online journals filled with personal thoughts and Web links.
To be fair to journalist (and what is unfair about journalism), their challenge is that they may only be able to devote one sentence to the definition.
So how would you, Will, or anyone else, define weblogs in one sentence?