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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

TechEncyclopedia vlog definition is wrong

Here's the TechEncyclopedia definition of vlog:
"vlog
techweb
(Video bLOG) A Weblog (blog) that provides a video journal on a subject rather than text entries. A link to a video on a regular text blog is not a vlog. Vlogs are short video entries that take the place of text and are typically listed in chronological order like a text blog. Also called a "vog" or "vog blog." ""
It's wrong.

WHERE THIS DEFINITION IS WRONG
vlog
techweb
(Video bLOG) A Weblog (blog) that provides a video journal on a subject rather than text entries.
WRONG

A link to a video on a regular text blog is not a vlog.
WRONG

Vlogs are short video entries
WRONG

that take the place of text
WRONG

and are typically listed in chronological order
WRONG

like a text blog. Also called a "vog" or "vog blog."
SO WRONG

I sent them my proposed revised entry: http://www.computerlanguage.com/contactus.htm

MY REVISED ENTRY
"(Video bLOG) A Weblog (blog) that includes video. Vlog posts are listed in reverse-chronological order like a text blog."


Update:
The editor of the dictionary emailed me and is changing the definition inthe January edition.

1 comment:

  1. Haha, I'm glad you sent in a correction. I'm also surprised at how many people claim blogs are arranged chronologically since I've never seen a blog arranged like that. Even Dave Winer writes: A weblog is a hierarchy of text, images, media objects and data, arranged chronologically, that can be viewed in an HTML browser.

    Despite the fact that his own blog is arranged reverse-chronologically. :o)

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