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NYTimes looks at PhotoBlogs

NYTimes looks at PhotoBlogs.

Reader comments

girlhackerMay 25, 2003 at 4:12PM

Who at The NY Times gets to decide that "weblog" is not valid coinage (they always use "web log") but that it's OK to use Google as a verb?

schmeldingMay 25, 2003 at 7:27PM

That probably happens a lot because the NY Times stinks.

jkottkeMay 26, 2003 at 10:23AM

I've observed that the media usually uses "web log" instead of "weblog", probably because they use "web site" instead of "website". Ridiculous when the rest of the world uses "weblog".

J. Luke SeemannMay 26, 2003 at 1:38PM

{obnitpick}Does the rest of the world put punctuation outside quotation marks these days, too? {/obnitpick}

jkottkeMay 26, 2003 at 2:11PM


redMay 26, 2003 at 4:48PM

The Economist Style Guide prefers website. (whew)

John Huan VuMay 26, 2003 at 9:13PM

It's interesting to see that the conservative Economist prefers "website" and "online," seeing how they (and the New York Times) still use courtesy titles. They haven't completely bought into Wired style, though, for they still like their "e-mail" hyphenated. Most print copy desks stick with AP style: "Web sites," "Web logs," "Web pages" and "e-mail."

GluttonMay 27, 2003 at 9:00AM

BBC has an interesting style of their own. For instance, if an acronym is pronounced like a word (AIDS) they use initial caps only: Aids, Sars, Nato, Nasa. If the individual letters that comprise the acronym are pronounced (HIV, FBI) then they have it all caps. How does this relate to the discussion at hand? Well, when it comes to style, publications strive for consistency above all else. Second comes the temptation to individualize the style so that your publication is slightly different than the others.

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