BLOGPULSE -- Although many of the citations in the Blogpulse Annual Round-up are predictable, several caught my attention because they affect either college readings or college consumption patterns.
- Genocide vs Homicide vs Torture
- Friendster vs. Orkut vs. The Facebook shows that Friendster has staying power.
- iPod vs Tivo vs NGage suggests all three complement a consumer's diet for gadgets. As expected, interest in the iPod continued rising throughout the year.
- Planes vs. Trains vs. Boats showed interest in rail events held steady.
From my perspective, some terms evolved from my blogging and entered my personal glossary in 2004 and they're markers for future work.
Mobhaile, n., community microsite project sponsored by the Irish Local Government Computer Services Bureau. It will misfire because it's not enough like a lightweight blog. It will prove unsustainable without RSS feeds.
podcasting, n., the automated distribution of radio-like programming. We're doing interviews, music or voxpox from Tipperary Institute and it's being consumed in car stereo systems, on bus journeys and by international audiences through iTunes and iPodder.
stoop sale, n., a weekend practise in places like Brooklyn and online at eBay. Brought to life through musings by Dervala Hanley.
VoIP, n., Voice Over Internet Protocol carries your telephone call over the internet while the telephone cable connects you to the internet. It's earth-shaking because it reduces the plain old telephone system to less than a commodity.
wiki, n., a community-built Web site taught by Heather James that allows content to be edited by anyone. From the Hawaiian wiki, which means fast, or wikiwiki, which means very fast. I made my first inputs to the Wikipedia and plan some forays into the Wiktionary soon.