Blogs and editors

The New York Times today has a neat story titled: The Role of the Delete Key in Blog
From that story:

Is a blog still a blog if someone else edits it? A recent policy change at The Sacramento Bee has raised questions about whether taking an editor's pen to a Web log before it is published detracts from very nature of Web logs, or “blogs,'' as the online diaries are called?”

I say yes, it's still a blog, but it just may not be as valuable a blog as it would be if it were unfiltered. Actually, I ought to re-phrase that. It would have a different value. But the form — a diary of shortish entries presented in chronological order — makes it a blog, if you ask me.
This blog, by the way, sees no editors before it hits the Web . . .

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *