I'm a stickler for seeking out proper terminology, so I probably should be referring to this as a "web log
", but I recognize that the shortened form of "blog
" is popular enough and not inaccurate, so I'll continue using it. Some people still use the intermediate form of "weblog
", but I'm not a fan of jamming words together.
I'm actually a fan of the French propensity to come up with there own terms. I note that they seem to be reasonably logical in their choice of terms. They refer to a blog or web log as a "bloc note
" or "blocs
." Sounds good to me. Jeff Clavier
pointed out this usage on his "bloc note
I also thank Jeff for supplying me with the French rendition of "rant" - "coup de gueule
", which Babel Fish
translates into English as "blow of mouth." Excellent.
I am resisting the use of the term "RSS
" when the more proper term "web feed" feels more appropriate since the feed can in fact be in formats other than RSS (e.g., Atom
), and the feed need not originate from a bloc note
Fin de coup de gueule.
-- Jack Krupansky