Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Is it a message board or a weblog? Is there even a difference?

In a TechSoup post, I tried to get at what I thought. Basically, for me, it came down to what I called the unit of currency. In a weblog, that's a link. In a message board, it's the conversation.

What Are the Differences Between Message Boards and Weblogs? by Lee LeFever gets at a much deeper and multi-faceted answer. He looks at weblogs and message boards with respect to locus of control, authoring of new topics, intent, responses, tools, chronology, personal connections, pollution control and content buckets.

Tip o' the hat to Column Two for the pointer