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2002-05-23 20:52:24+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Dori coins a new word: Blogsturbation.

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#Comment made: 2002-05-23 21:54:31+00 by: TC

isn't that just when you blog with yourself? Hey .. no hair on this keyboard, but I do seem to becoming more myopic. Kewl word Dori!

#Comment made: 2002-05-23 23:59:51+00 by: Dan Lyke

Burning Bird has some observations on blogsturbation, pointing out that everyone with their head in their laptops removes the give-and-take of presentations. I suddenly flashed on that recurring scene from Real Genius[Wiki] where the classroom gradually fills up with tape recorders, 'til eventually the professor puts a tape recorder in his place.

#Comment made: 2002-05-28 23:50:21+00 by: Dori

Thanks for the link, Dan.

The most interesting part (to me, at least) is that I'm at a conference this week with wireless access. And, just like SXSW, very little of the online tippy-tapping is just blogs updates.

So much of blogging is about feedback. So, people (1) blog the conference. And then they (2) check their email. And then they (3) check their blog to see if anyone commented. And then they (4) check other people's sites to see if anyone linked to their post about the conference.

Blogsturbation is #'s 2-4. Just taking notes doesn't require a net connection, so why bother turning wireless access on at all?