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The Ultimate Blog Post

Zonk posted more than 7 years ago | from the going-to-sue-ea-over-this dept.

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An anonymous reader writes to mention Lore Sjöberg's 'Ultimate Blog Post'. He goes over the history of the blog (dating back over 2000 years), and conveniently condenses out the perfect blog posts for a few notable sites. From the article: "Boing Boing: Crocheted replica of subway map cracks DRM on collection of old video games. FARK: Drunk frat boy in Florida has sex with underage donkey, sues Strong Bad for negligence. Still no cure for overused in-jokes. Slashdot: AMD, SCO patent MP3 over TCP/IP, sue ATI, EA. Microsoft probably responsible somehow. Engadget: Samsung releases new cell phone/mp3 player/camera/web browser/GPS/game player/wireless hub. Now in gray! Joystiq: Will Wright to design first-person Warcraft shooter for the Wii. Jack Thompson responds with aneurysm."

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The Ultimate Comment (4, Funny)

BigZaphod (12942) | more than 7 years ago | (#16074776)

Dupe anonymous first post is -1 off-topic but insightful because Linux rules and Zonk sucks.

Ultimate Reply (3, Funny)

Inoshiro (71693) | more than 7 years ago | (#16074839)

Cowboy Neal

Ultimate karma whoring thread hijack. (3, Funny)

skids (119237) | more than 7 years ago | (#16075100)

With link to what poster believes is really the ultimate blog post, what will jam your browser solid unless you have oodles of RAM were you to open the 2k+ comments at the bottom of said ultimate blog post.

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2006/7/25/03646/ 9549 [dailykos.com]

Reminder that poster DID warn you about getting your browser jammed up.

Re:Ultimate karma whoring thread hijack. (1)

daniil (775990) | more than 7 years ago | (#16075118)

DailyKos is undergoing some maintenance right now.
It'll be back up just as soon as possible.
Thanks for your patience.

In other words, DailyKos fails it (again).

Re:Ultimate karma whoring thread hijack. (2, Funny)

NickFitz (5849) | more than 7 years ago | (#16075703)

Obligatory Apple user comment that Safari loads it just fine. Link to Apple [slashdot.org] but lacking "http://www." resulting in it giving a Slashdot 404.

Re:Ultimate karma whoring thread hijack. (1)

NickFitz (5849) | more than 7 years ago | (#16075723)

Apology for failure to preview previous post. Corrected link to Apple. [apple.com]

Re:Ultimate karma whoring thread hijack. (1)

Khuffie (818093) | more than 7 years ago | (#16075828)

Obligatory Windows user responding to Apple fanboy stating that it loads just fine in Windows (XP and Vista) in both IE and Opera.

Re:Ultimate karma whoring thread hijack. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16078558)

And Firefox. Never forget firefox.

Ultimate unnoticed side debate (0, Offtopic)

SanityInAnarchy (655584) | more than 7 years ago | (#16076514)

bickering about the finer points of spelling, grammar, and some vague point the parent didn't even imply, but is willing to debate at length for the hell of it, since no mod will ever find this thread to mod us offtopic, so who cares about the karma?

Re:Ultimate karma whoring thread hijack. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16076668)

2.5GB FTW! 15-20 seconds to load, though ;(

Re:Ultimate karma whoring thread hijack. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16076952)

BS, it only jacked FF mem usage up to 105k from 65k. Hardly enough to fry your computer.

Re:Ultimate karma whoring thread hijack. (1)

mtmra70 (964928) | more than 7 years ago | (#16078359)

Opens just fine in IE 6.

Whats that? Yes, I am part of the .0005% of /. users that uses IE6....

Re:The Ultimate Comment (3, Funny)

DarkIye (875062) | more than 7 years ago | (#16074895)

You forgot to mention it was already on digg.

Re:The Ultimate Comment (1)

maxwell demon (590494) | more than 7 years ago | (#16075000)

And of course that in Soviet Russia, Slashdot dupes YOU, that in Korea only old people read Digg, and of course the business plan ...

The Ultimate Insult (1)

Jugalator (259273) | more than 7 years ago | (#16075229)

To that, I can only retort with the Ultimate Insult! *starts assembling voodoo talisman*

The Ultimate Obscure Reference (1)

SanityInAnarchy (655584) | more than 7 years ago | (#16076570)

No, the Ultimate Insult is simple: "I seem to be having tremendous difficulty with my lifestyle."

I guess there's nothing for it but to wage terrible war for centuries.

Re:The Ultimate Comment (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16075675)

Imagine a beowulf cluster of first posts!

Re:The Ultimate Comment (1)

Tiiba (949795) | more than 7 years ago | (#16076274)

Would it run linux?

Re:The Ultimate Comment (1)

dubl-u (51156) | more than 7 years ago | (#16076978)

Dupe anonymous first post is -1 off-topic but insightful because Linux rules and Zonk sucks.

Some days, this place is a Beowulf cluster of comments like that.

line breaks help... (5, Funny)

Danoz (627412) | more than 7 years ago | (#16074779)

Boing Boing: Crocheted replica of subway map cracks DRM on collection of old video games.

FARK: Drunk frat boy in Florida has sex with underage donkey, sues Strong Bad for negligence. Still no cure for overused in-jokes.

Slashdot: AMD, SCO patent MP3 over TCP/IP, sue ATI, EA. Microsoft probably responsible somehow.

Kottke: Elwin Festerator is the unsung inventor of the curly telephone cord. "I looked at a straight telephone cord, and I asked myself, Elwin, why can't that be curly? So I went out and got my brand-new curling gun, and I curled the hell out of it." Related link: New Yorker article on the Olympic curling team.

Engadget: Samsung releases new cell phone/mp3 player/camera/web browser/GPS/game player/wireless hub. Now in gray!

Joystiq: Will Wright to design first-person Warcraft shooter for the Wii. Jack Thompson responds with aneurysm.

Groklaw: Transcript of SCO deposition on previous court order concerning applicability of evidence to last year's motion to review earlier statements. Seriously, we love this stuff.

Daily Kos: Bush caught in three-way with Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh.

Little Green Footballs: Bush enjoys triumphant three-way with Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh.

Gawker: Paris Hilton does pretty much anything.

Cute Overload: A kitten licks a puppy while the puppy licks a bunny.

Fleshbot: Same as Cute Overload, only with coeds.

MacRumors: Apple is going to sue us for revealing that Apple is going to sue us.

MAKE blog: How to create a nuclear accelerator using a Flash drive, a Commodore 64 and a guy named Roger.

Metafilter: Unhelpful link text. Extra links added for padding that have little to do with the main topic of the entry. Are extremely loaded rhetorical questions the only thing that can save us now?

Digg: Hey, cool, someone wrote an article about Digg!

Re:line breaks help... (4, Insightful)

Linker3000 (626634) | more than 7 years ago | (#16074789)

Which all just goes to show that satire on the wrong hands is just plain dull.

Re:line breaks help... (0, Redundant)

mikeage (119105) | more than 7 years ago | (#16074802)

Parent was more intelligent and humorous than the submission...

Re:line breaks help... (1)

Hillgiant (916436) | more than 7 years ago | (#16080220)

I disagree. Several of them were both apt and humorous.


Or is your comment some sort of ill-placed metahumor? (hint: Feigning the lack of a sense of humor for satire does not make you ironic. It makes you stupid.)

Re:line breaks help... (1)

MichaelSmith (789609) | more than 7 years ago | (#16074841)

Damn I wanted to know what kuro5hin would have had!

Re:line breaks help... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16074855)

kuro5hin: Michael Crawford Michael Crawford Michael Crawford Michael Crawford Michael Crawford Michael Crawford Oggfrog Bonita!!!!!

Re:line breaks help... (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16075006)

How about:

We are so counter-culture it hurts, but we're still pissed that Rusty the fucker took our money and didn't improve the site. CMF my ass.

Re:line breaks help... (1)

SamSim (630795) | more than 7 years ago | (#16077430)

If by "ultimate" we mean "likely to get the most posts", I always believed that the ultimate Slashdot headline would be "Creationists oppose Linux".

This is not the ultimate blog post (5, Funny)

TaPotski (1001556) | more than 7 years ago | (#16074825)

This is just a tribute

Re:This is not the ultimate blog post (1)

compuguy84 (886540) | more than 7 years ago | (#16074842)

...and you're just missing the point. ;)

Re:This is not the ultimate blog post (1)

TaPotski (1001556) | more than 7 years ago | (#16074851)

And you're missing the Tenacious D Reference :)

Re:This is not the ultimate blog post (1)

Gli7ch (954537) | more than 7 years ago | (#16075048)

Tribute may not be the best song in the world, but Tenacious D IS the worst band.

Re:This is not the ultimate blog post (1)

Ceriel Nosforit (682174) | more than 7 years ago | (#16075105)

QUESTIONING OF PARENT'S INTELLIGENCE. SUGGESTION OF PARENT BEING HOMOSEXUAL.

---

Apparently I have included too many caps. Slashcode whines. My karma laments its passed days of glory.

Re:This is not the ultimate blog post (1)

TaPotski (1001556) | more than 7 years ago | (#16075816)

True, I just typed the first thing that came to my head

Re:This is not the ultimate blog post (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16076198)

oh the sweet sweet irony...

Hmm... (2, Insightful)

Golias (176380) | more than 7 years ago | (#16074840)

Lore is a funny guy who I have found entertaining for nearly a decade, but if this particular nugget of wit was written by some random blogger that nobody had ever heard about, would it really have made the front page of Slashdot?

I mean... It's kinda-sorta funny. I guess.

It doesn't really hold a candle to his "I'm Somebody's Fetish" T-shirts, though.

Re:Hmm... (1)

NurseMaximum (663183) | more than 7 years ago | (#16075087)

Lore is a funny guy who I have found entertaining for nearly a decade, but if this particular nugget of wit was written by some random blogger that nobody had ever heard about, would it really have made the front page of Slashdot?
The way Slashdot's going these days... it probably would. There does seem to be a lot of 'blog posts as news' at the moment.

Re:Hmm... (3, Interesting)

daniil (775990) | more than 7 years ago | (#16075132)

There does seem to be a lot of 'blog posts as news' at the moment.

This actually makes sense, if you consider how most Slashdotters seem to feel towards the mainstream media (they don't seem to be too fond of it) and everything "open source" (media included). If the /. editors support "grassroots media", it makes perfect sense that they would consider blogs as news sources to be equal with "real" ones.

Re:Hmm... (1)

1u3hr (530656) | more than 7 years ago | (#16075453)

they would consider blogs as news sources to be equal with "real" ones.

I don't have a problem using a blog as a news source. Though I withhold judgement until some confirmation comes. However, most of the blogs linked by Slashdot are actually just cut-and-pasted from "traditional" media, though admittedly usually with some spelling mistakes, groundless speculation and a misleading headline added.

Re:Hmm... (2, Informative)

Jerf (17166) | more than 7 years ago | (#16076146)

Though I withhold judgement until some confirmation comes.
You do that with "normal" news too, right?

I mean, the shit [zombietime.com] that passes [flounder.com] for "unbiased" news [michellemalkin.com] lately [youtube.com] is pretty freaky.

What's more, of those obvious frauds I linked to, only one really got to be a big story; most of the rest non-blog readers will be ignorant of, even though they're about as well established as a proof of a lie or manipulation can possibly be.

The media is 100% untrustworthy on war reporting, and it's hard to see it as anything but deliberate. In other fields, they're still pretty untrustworthy, but it's more because of ignorance, I think. (Check out your local college's journalism cirriculum, then explain to me why a "journalist" is qualified to write about politics, science, police investigations, or any number of fields rich with traditions, philosophy, and/or technology.)

The difference between the media and blogs is mostly that one is on TV, and the media pretty much slants one way whereas on blogs you can find everything.

Re:Hmm... (1)

Deliveranc3 (629997) | more than 7 years ago | (#16093796)

Theoretically the editors should try to get confirmation of the story from someone involved (Or someone involved's blog or something) that would be heaven.

Scouring the net for news is just sad, if you confirm the story it's common sense, if you dig deeper in order to confirm it's journalism, and if you put all your stories together to form a coherent picture it's good journalism.

Eventually we might get some of that on Slashdot but I won't hold my breath.

Re:Hmm... (1)

Tim Browse (9263) | more than 7 years ago | (#16075190)

would it really have made the front page of Slashdot?

Oh, I liked the Metafilter one. Mainly because that's how I see a lot of 'A list' bloggers entries. Just stupid undescribed links. It reminded me a lot of the Winer.

It doesn't really hold a candle to his "I'm Somebody's Fetish" T-shirts, though.

And remember, God never burdens us with more ice cream sandwiches than we can eat.

Ultimate Post (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16074849)

I am certain what the ancient Greeks or Romans would have considered the 'ultimate blog post' would be different than what one today would consider to be the ultimate. For example, an ultimate blog post in ancient times would probably have been based upon mythology or religion, as that would have been seen as reaping the blogger the most 'benefit'; however, today modern blog posts are designed to maximize hits on click-per-pay advertising schemes such as adsense. Here [mortgagetricks.info] is a good example of a blog designed to maximize hits on adsense.


So you see, it all depends on the times!

Adsense nonsense (1)

PoconoPCDoctor (912001) | more than 7 years ago | (#16074922)

You won't see a single ad on my blog.

Is it just me, or does anyone else think that your life is not enhanced by trying to always sell crap to everyone all the time?

The best Web 2.0 for me would be a throwback to a time when advetisers had not yet discovered the net. Now there's a concept - an advertising free backbone! Call it Web -2!

Re:Ultimate Post (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16075114)

I sure hope that wasn't your blog because I just clicked all the ads like 200 times each from the same IP address... I sure hope they don't detect it as click fraud and cancel your AdSense account! Whoops! My bad...

Re:Ultimate Post (1)

Khyber (864651) | more than 7 years ago | (#16075187)

No, the ancient ultimate blog post would be more like major announcements posted up in the town centre or read aloud during town meetings, and would involve new laws, taxes, the state of war if they're in one, slave trading, and wanted criminals, among other minor town or country-related things.

They forgot: (5, Funny)

doxology (636469) | more than 7 years ago | (#16074850)

LiveJournal: So, in my desperation and eternal angst, I created another piece of art to put on Deviant Art. Also, Puffy had kittens and I saw a green Volvo on my way to college. I dreamt about horseradish last night.

MySpace: OMG! T0day, me slit wrists again. i so emo! it cuz i make video for knew my chemical romance song! watch it [here]! comment me plz! thx bai!

Xanga: i scraped knee today when goig to kindergarten. dreamt about pony. hope toof fairi gives me $$ so i can bye lickorish. dreamt of ponies lsat night!

Re:They forgot: (1)

daverabbitz (468967) | more than 7 years ago | (#16074913)

Apologies in advance...

OMG PONIES!!!

YAY FOR PONIES, JUST YAY!

sorry couldn't resist, it's just that any reference to ponies kicks it off...

Re:They forgot: (1)

howardd21 (1001567) | more than 7 years ago | (#16075086)

I have never replied on /. but had to on this one alone -- great reply. You captured not only the essence of three major sites, you also captured the soul three generations. Nice Job!

Re:They forgot: (1)

mdwh2 (535323) | more than 7 years ago | (#16080420)

I have never replied on /. but had to on this one alone -- great reply. You captured not only the essence of three major sites, you also captured the soul three generations. Nice Job!

It was funny, yeah, but it's not meant to be taken seriously. It'd be like summarising Slashdot as geeks with no social life who live in their mother's basement and write "First Post!" all the time. We can laugh at it, but I'd be worried if someone thought that was a genuine summary of here...

Re:They forgot: (1)

setirw (854029) | more than 7 years ago | (#16075293)

I don't think the average Xanga user is capable of correctly forming the irregular preterite of "to dream."

Re:They forgot: (1)

noamsml (868075) | more than 7 years ago | (#16075777)

Random Independent Wordpress Blog That Double-Functions As A Slahdot And Digg Whore: How to circumvent iTunes DRM by overclocking your CPU with a Firefox extensions that fixes memory leaks.

Nope... (1)

nick_davison (217681) | more than 7 years ago | (#16076564)

Dude, I can't believe how wrong you are.

You're off my friends list!

Re:They forgot: (1)

Inks (949826) | more than 7 years ago | (#16077142)

deviantART: dav5 is horrible! I hate it! I want the old deviantart back!!!~ :llama:

Re:They forgot: (1)

Deliveranc3 (629997) | more than 7 years ago | (#16093780)

Xanga: i scraped knee today when goig to kindergarten. dreamt about pony. hope toof fairi gives me $$ so i can bye lickorish. dreamt of ponies lsat night!

(Xanga Comment ): A/S/L?

2000 years? (2, Funny)

ArwynH (883499) | more than 7 years ago | (#16074857)

He goes over the history of the blog (dating back over 2000 years)

IIRC 'blog' is short for 'weblog'. I must be tired or something, because I fail to grasp how a WebLog can predate the Web by aprox. 1970 years...

Re:2000 years? (1)

prgrmr (568806) | more than 7 years ago | (#16074875)

Perhaps your senses of sarcasm and humor took the weekend off?

Re:2000 years? (1)

Poromenos1 (830658) | more than 7 years ago | (#16075791)

It's probably just wooshitis.

Re:2000 years? (1)

Legion303 (97901) | more than 7 years ago | (#16078677)

More likely a bad case of "didn't bother to read the fucking article."

ULTIMATE SLASHDOT RESPONSE (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16074904)

RTFA

Re:2000 years? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16080841)

1.) Learn to take a joke.
2.) Read the article.
3.) You seem to be stupid enough to think that the "web" and the internet are the same thing, and as such, your dates are off. The World Wide Web was invented in 1991.

So how long... (1)

benplaut (993145) | more than 7 years ago | (#16074859)

History of blogs getting /.ed after their owners decide to submit an article?
bad publicity!

Re:So how long... (1)

daniil (775990) | more than 7 years ago | (#16074870)

Obviously, you didn't RTFA, because had you read it, you'd have noticed that it's a goddamn Wired article. I don't think even Slashdot could /. Wired.

Re:So how long... (1)

benplaut (993145) | more than 7 years ago | (#16074884)

correct... i didn't (did now, though!)... apologies

Re:So how long... (1)

ArAgost (853804) | more than 7 years ago | (#16079689)

Is that a challenge? >:)

The Egyptians are going to be pissed (2, Interesting)

prgrmr (568806) | more than 7 years ago | (#16074861)

Not only were they left out, the Romans got the credit for inventing the blog even though the Egyptians were blogging in the pyramids millenia before Rome was even pitched as a VC bid.

Re:The Egyptians are going to be pissed (1)

new500 (128819) | more than 7 years ago | (#16074933)

No, but i'm fairly sure it was the Romans who were the first to be effectively trolled, however, in a classic early post: 'Romanes Eunt Domus' [mwscomp.com]

Short version (2, Insightful)

kbox (980541) | more than 7 years ago | (#16074887)

In short "Writing stuff down has been around a while".. Real? Wow. Deep.....

Lore Sjoberg (2, Informative)

nganju (821034) | more than 7 years ago | (#16074890)

Lore Sjoberg is probably best known for his hilarious, now defunct website Brunching Shuttlecocks, and the "Ratings" column he used to write on that website. You can still read the past columns right here [bookofratings.com] . The ones about classic video games and Dungeons & Dragons characters are especially funny.

The only good blog post ... (1)

dangitman (862676) | more than 7 years ago | (#16074936)

Is a dead blog post.

Re:The only good blog post ... (1)

Iron Clad Burrito (231521) | more than 7 years ago | (#16076248)

So says the guy who has posted 1593 comments on a blog.

Re:The only good blog post ... (1)

dangitman (862676) | more than 7 years ago | (#16077185)

Slashdot is not a blog, it's a discussion board. Do you even know what blog means?

Re:The only good blog post ... (1)

Iron Clad Burrito (231521) | more than 7 years ago | (#16077310)

Yes.

From Wikipedia: [wikipedia.org]

"A weblog, which is usually shortened to blog, is a type of website where entries are made (such as in a journal or diary), displayed in a reverse chronological order.
Blogs often provide commentary or news and information on a particular subject, such as food, politics, or local news; some function as more personal online diaries."


Aaaaaand... [wikipedia.org]

An Internet forum is a facility on the World Wide Web for holding discussions, or the web application software used to provide the facility. Web-based forums, which date from around 1995, perform a similar function as the dial-up bulletin boards and Internet newsgroups that were numerous in the 1980s and 1990s. A sense of virtual community often develops around forums that have regular users. Technology, computer games, and politics are popular areas for forum themes, but there are forums for a huge number of different topics [1].

Internet forums are also commonly referred to as web forums, message boards, discussion boards, discussion forums, discussion groups, bulletin boards (but see also dial-up bulletin boards), fora[2] (the Latin plural) or simply forums.


I won't be so asinine as to ask if you know what a discussion board is... you don't. So, here's a discussion board [arstechnica.com] . And a blog... [slashdot.org]

Re:The only good blog post ... (1)

dangitman (862676) | more than 7 years ago | (#16077469)

"A weblog, which is usually shortened to blog, is a type of website where entries are made (such as in a journal or diary), displayed in a reverse chronological order. Blogs often provide commentary or news and information on a particular subject, such as food, politics, or local news; some function as more personal online diaries."

This does not cover the full definition. It means "web log" and is a record of someone's web surfing. And in case you didn't realize, comments on slashdot are displayed in chronological order, so it fails that criteria. It is also not just written by one person.

Internet forums are also commonly referred to as web forums, message boards, discussion boards, discussion forums, discussion groups, bulletin boards (but see also dial-up bulletin boards), fora[2] (the Latin plural) or simply forums.

So, slashdot is a forum. Actually, it's a combination of technology news site and discussion forum. But definitely not a blog. Linking to erroneous definitions doesn't change that fact. If it were a weblog, it would only be about websites, and would be written by a single author.

Re:The only good blog post ... (1)

carlfish (7229) | more than 7 years ago | (#16077814)

So, slashdot is a forum. Actually, it's a combination of technology news site and discussion forum. But definitely not a blog. Linking to erroneous definitions doesn't change that fact. If it were a weblog, it would only be about websites, and would be written by a single author.

What you're suffering from is a bad case of cognitive dissonance: "I like Slashdot. I don't like blogs. Therefore, Slashdot is not a blog."

90% of the posts on Slashdot are links to other websites, decorated with two or three sentences of editorialising. Meanwhile, many blogs have multiple authors (for example boingboing, all the Weblogs Inc. and Gawker Media blogs), and the vast majority support user comments (displayed in chronological order - reverse chronological order is only for the articles themselves). Nobody ever questions whether Engadget is a blog, despite the fact that it has multiple authors, accepts user submission of links, and boasts more editorial content than Slashdot.

When your definition of a word, especially a newly coined one, differs from that of almost everyone else who uses it regularly, you might want to reconsider your definition.

Charles Miller

Re:The only good blog post ... (1)

dangitman (862676) | more than 7 years ago | (#16079943)

What you're suffering from is a bad case of cognitive dissonance: "I like Slashdot. I don't like blogs. Therefore, Slashdot is not a blog."

Actually, I don't like slashdot that much. I am saying slashdot is not a blog, because slashdot is not a blog, not because I am a huge fan of slashdot.

When your definition of a word, especially a newly coined one, differs from that of almost everyone else who uses it regularly, you might want to reconsider your definition.

The definition becomes pointless is everything is a blog. It seems the blogofans want everything to be a blog, even things that are obviously not.

Re:The only good blog post ... (1)

Iron Clad Burrito (231521) | more than 7 years ago | (#16078022)

And in case you didn't realize, comments on slashdot are displayed in chronological order, so it fails that criteria.

Faulty logic. Yes, comments are indeed displayed in chronological order. However, as per the definition, entries are displayed in reverse chronological order (newest at the top).

I can tell you really WANT slashdot to be a forum, but the facts are confounding you at every turn. It's a technology news BLOG that allows comments. Slightly altering definitions presented to you don't change that fact. Weblogs are not just about websites, they are about whatever the author WANTS them to be about.

(I won't go into the areas Catfish touched on, to avoid redundancy.)

Re:The only good blog post ... (1)

dangitman (862676) | more than 7 years ago | (#16079955)

Slightly altering definitions presented to you don't change that fact. Weblogs are not just about websites, they are about whatever the author WANTS them to be about.

Exactly. Blogs are driven by the ego of a single writer, even if they allow comments. Slashdot is a technology news site that allows comments.

Dating back 2000 years? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16074943)

OK asshole give up already, they are called DIARIES, thanks.

No comment? (1)

RealGrouchy (943109) | more than 7 years ago | (#16074944)

I find it quite appropriate that on a story about blogs, all of the comments are below my viewing threshold.

- RG>

Re:No comment? (2)

daniil (775990) | more than 7 years ago | (#16074962)

Not that yours added anything to the discussion...

Big deal (1)

Poromenos1 (830658) | more than 7 years ago | (#16075803)

This always happens to me. Come to think of it, it seems that 6 is a bit high.

Re:Big deal (1)

jZnat (793348) | more than 7 years ago | (#16076057)

I think you meant 11.

Re:Big deal (1)

Poromenos1 (830658) | more than 7 years ago | (#16080708)

It goes up to 11?

Great introduction, there. (2, Funny)

Weatherman-au (572907) | more than 7 years ago | (#16074963)

While blogging has only reached prominence in the last few years, it was actually invented by the ancient Romans who built a majestic blog in 200 BC from marble, granite and links they stole from the Greeks.

"Blog" itself is short for "weblog," which is short for "we blog because we weren't very popular in high school and we're trying to gain respect and admiration without actually having to be around people."


Oh come on, now. When you consider the fact that a blog is nothing more than someone's diary, posted online, it seems a bit puerile to suggest that it's been around for thousands of years. Well of COURSE it has. It just wasn't called a blog then.

And as he mentioned in the second sentence of the FA, blog is short for WEBlog. Shouldn't he then need to say how the WEB was invented during the last 20 years?

I know, I know, blah blah creative license blah blah, but this just seems like a really cheap writing trick. [/style nazi]

Re:Great introduction, there. (1)

daniil (775990) | more than 7 years ago | (#16074984)

YHBT. You've managed to take seriously something that was obviously meant as a satirical piece.

Nothing new here, move along. (1)

Pao|o (92817) | more than 7 years ago | (#16075018)

It is funny because it is true. I'm surprised that no mention of Linux was part of the Slashdot ultimate blog entry.

AI Eureka = Ultimate Blog Post (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16075068)

AI Eureka! [sourceforge.net]

Hmmm, what can I say here... (3, Informative)

ElVaquero (867318) | more than 7 years ago | (#16075101)

AMD, SCO patent MP3 over TCP/IP, sue ATI, EA. Microsoft probably responsible somehow.

Accurate (1)

mabu (178417) | more than 7 years ago | (#16075650)

My favorite is:

Digg: Hey, cool, someone wrote an article about Digg!

I'd add to that also, "btw, here's a story from three years ago on the front page!"

The Romans? (1)

kbox (980541) | more than 7 years ago | (#16076123)

While blogging has only reached prominence in the last few years, it was actually invented by the ancient Romans who built a majestic blog in 200 BC from marble
All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, a fresh water system, and Blogs, what have the Romans ever done for us?

Re:The Romans? (1)

Sage Gaspar (688563) | more than 7 years ago | (#16077353)

Killed Archimedes?

Boing Boing (1)

taursir (861098) | more than 7 years ago | (#16077791)

Spot on. Maybe the thing was crocheted at Burning Man?

The signature (1)

saskboy (600063) | more than 7 years ago | (#16078184)

I thought the signature was the funniest part:
"Born helpless, nude and unable to provide for himself, Lore Sjöberg eventually overcame these handicaps to become a handyman, a handicapper and a handmaiden."

I think I better put that in my blog! And yes I'm going to be blogging about this!
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