July 11, 2007

My _Guardian_ column on the Britannica Blog Linkbaiting, err, "Web 2.0" Forum


Has Britannica co-opted blogging or has it been corrupted by it?

"If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. That's what the venerable Encyclopedia Britannica apparently decided to do ..."

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in cyberblather | on July 11, 2007 07:47 PM (Infothought permalink)
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A headline from the Britannica blog:

"Web 2.0: Hope or Hype?"

Wow, that's a fresh topic on something that hasn't been talked to death in 2005! What's next, "God: Does He Exist?" or "The WWW: Are Hyperlinks Worth Following"?

Posted by: Philipp Lenssen at July 12, 2007 11:21 AM

What's next is "Those Rotten Kids Today", which never goes out of style.

To be fair, remember, these are apparently mostly middle-aged and older professional men, who aren't constantly following the latest and greatest New New Thing.

Posted by: Seth Finkelstein at July 12, 2007 08:52 PM