July 11, 2007
My _Guardian_ column on the Britannica Blog Linkbaiting, err, "Web 2.0" Forum
By Seth Finkelstein |
posted in cyberblather
on July 11, 2007 07:47 PM
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 ..."
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"?
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.