March 17, 2005
Jeff Jarvis suggests that term for the realm of blogs and such. Which I kind of like: It looks small from the outside, but it's surprisingly roomy. I also suggested we-dia. Leave me alone, it's the best I could come up with off the top of my head.
P.S. It also sounds like you're trying to describe an incident in which you stuck your tongue in a Weedeater.
Posted by Jim Treacher at March 17, 2005 12:12 PM
Beware the: Jabbertalkies.
[REAL off the top of head product.]
[Was that bracket necessary?]
"Volksmedia" also has the added benefit of sounding like something the Nazis would say, which is appropriate for you fucking killbloggers.
Hmmm..."killblogging." That sean might be on to something!
"Those Wacky Trackbackers"?
Unless by "realm" you mean something that sounds like a physical place (maybe to replace "blogosphere")
"Spamalot" is taken, "Angry-la"? "Blogsylvania"?
"Wankers" seems adequate for much of the blogging world.
Of course "realm" is a bit pretentious for blogging. It's more of a domain.
So the question is, "Are you still master of your domain?"
'wedia' is the most buzzworthy, but I think the power of the blogosphere is that each individual can have a voice. There's a libertarian blog whose title includes the phrase "the smallest minority", meaning the individual, which is a clever start, but I think we need something short, concise and indicative of the highly personalized nature of blogs. 'wedia' isn't perfect, but it's a good start.
The Jerked Circle
"Volksmedia." Hmm... I agree with sean. Best not to associate ourselves with something Goebbels could have coined.
"Wedia." Cute. Too cute. Makes me think of a small animal I would like to hug and squeeze and name George.
Jim, High Times is the "weed-ia".
Bad ideas first:
I really don't think it needs a name. It seems to do fine on its own. But if I have to offer something, "Outsider Media" plays off of "Mainstream Media", which sucks in its own way. Especially the acronym: MSM, which makes me say, WTF? Isn't an acronym suppose to be MM in this case? Can't those fucking bloggers make a decent acronym? They can take down Dan Rather but they can't find the first letters in two consecutive words? It's not like someone threw out RSVP and asked for a translation. "Mainstream Media? Huh, I guess that's three words, huh? I dunno, that's a hard one. Uhhh, Em? Ess? Em? Yeah! MSM!" Close enough, Pajama-Clad Avengers.
And "Volksmedia" sounds too Soylent Greenish: "Don't consume the media! It's made of People!"
That Jeff Jarvis... will he ever stop thinking?
How about, "Bloggers Who Have Always Found the Word 'Blogger' Awkward and Insufficiently Clever So Now Have Coined Some Boffo New Branding Concepts For Online Writing That Strike Just the Right Note of Earnest Pretension"
Or maybe just 'Pixieland.'
die Volksbloggen. It's got Fahrvergnuegen.