Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Blogalization and its Discontents

A recent commenter travelling by the name I, Candyman, took sophisticated umbrage at my use of the term "blogosphere" to describe the imagined online community of weblogs, wikis and other such media that comprise our object of study.

"Oh wow. Every time I read the word 'blogosphere', a little part of my soul dies," he wrote.

Ever since, I have been toying with the idea of a new post titled "Blogosphere," comprising nothing more than an infinite repetition of the word "blogosphere" separated by double spaces. (Just to see what would happen.)

Instead, I give you an entirely new, evocative and likely annoying word-scramble for the Candymen of the world to seethe at: Blogalization.

9 comments:

coolingstar9 said...

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John Tepper Marlin said...

Hi - I believed I had invented a new word - blogadoccio - but I googled it and someone had already thought of it. I like your pun on globalization but take a look at all the other blog-related words that will constitute blogalization's company. The list is uncensored - some of these will surely live a short life and will I hope end with an excruciatingly painful death:
blog sounds
blog anal
blog bog
blog class
Blog Dick
Blog Dicking
blog drama
blog drop
blog envy
blog fluffer
blog fodder
Blog Hag
Blog Hawk Blog Hooligan
Blog Hopping
blog it
Blog Monkey
blog nag
blog pile
Blog Police
blog rocks
Blog Slobber
Blog slogging
Blog Superstar
Blog Troll
blog-arrhea
blog-flogged
blog-hopping
Blog-it-out
blog-stalk
blog-troll
blog-venge
blog-woirs
blog-worthy
bloga
blogable
Blogademia
blogadoccio
blogagory
blogaholic
blogalicious Blogalisation
blogamy
bloganova
blogariffic
blogarrhea
blogart
blogArt?
Blogasm
blogathon
blogball
blogberry
Blogbitch
blogblivion
blogbook
blogcandy
blogcanned
blogchild
blogcked
blogcrastinate
blogcrush
blogday
blogdec
blogdick
blogdouche
blogenvy
Bloger
Blogersmogle
blogette
blogfessor

Kevin Kuzia said...

Don't feel bad. I went to his blog to see from whence he posts... that might be the most visually disturbing Web site I have seen in a while. I was worried about having a seizure.

Blog on, you crazy diamond.

Matthew Hennessey said...

Please note, I take no credit for coining "Blogalization." The link in my original post will take you to the source.

I do however lay claim to the term "Blogocracy," which I was pleased to see does not appear on your list. Stay tuned for more on this topic.

Anne Cressy said...

No matter where the new terminology comes from...blogosphere, blogorama, blogocracy...we need language to grow and change to reflect what is real.
Staying tuned and loving it...

forsythia said...

How 'bout "Blogistan"?

John Tepper Marlin said...

Here's my short list, with authorship attached:
blogable - anon
Blogademia - anon
Blogadoccio -anon
blogaholic - anon
blogalicious - anon
Blogalisation/Blogalization - anon
Blogarrhea - anon
Blogathon - anon
Blogfight - JTM
bloghopping - anon
Blogistan – forsythia
blogocracy - Matthew Hennessy
Blogosphere - anon
blogrolling – JTM
Blogtired – JTM
John

detroit dog said...

blogolopolis
blogocrat
blogican
blogathy
blogathetic
blogacy
blogalist

just made 'em up sitting here.

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