Sunday, July 28, 2002

Sunday July 28, 2002

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:56 PM

A Commonplace Blog

William Safire blogs the word “blog” in his On Language column today.  He specifically mentions xanga.com —

“Blog is a shortening of Web log. It is a Web site belonging to some average but opinionated Joe or Josie who keeps what used to be called a ”commonplace book” — a collection of clippings, musings and other things like journal entries that strike one’s fancy or titillate one’s curiosity…. To set one up (which I have not done because I don’t want anyone to know what I think), you log on to a free service like blogger.com or xanga.com, fill out a form and let it create a Web site for you. Then you follow the instructions….”

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