Like a weblog, but completely different

Remember back when it would have been amazing for Forbes to mention weblogs, much less explain wiki (poorly) as a multiperson weblog?

For that matter, remember back before we all got sick of blog, and started switching to weblog, how annoying it was that old-media called them Web logs? Now I wonder how long they’ll be stuck on blog.

(Just so I’m not going all Andy Rooney on you, remember back before the oh-so-wonderful BugMeNot, when rather than clicking a bookmarklet or right-clicking to fire off a Firefox extension (there’s a Firefox extension for BugMeNot!) that will look up a username and password for you, how you would have to fill out a silly registration form, lying about everything, just to read that article? It’s a great thing, living in the age of BugMeNot. Before BugMeNot? I would have linked to the article at Yahoo! or some other partner, and let them show you ads, rather than linking to Forbes directly. Shall I repeat that, for the slow old-media members of the audience? If it wasn’t for BugMeNot bypassing your registration, I would let someone else show ads around your content, and wouldn’t ever link to you.)


Comment by Scott Johnson #
2004-06-03 21:32:44

I always like it when weblogs link to the ”printable” version of an article or the ”email to a friend” version of an article to avoid ads/registration. But I’m definitely going to have to install this BugMeNot extension. It sounds very useful.

Comment by Count Ziggurat #
2004-06-04 10:11:50

BugMeNot is a great little tool..

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