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Web 2.0: The Blogging Spectrum

Stuart Brown proposes an alternative classification system for the blogosphere. His taxonomy aligns itself to the model of the visible light spectrum:

“[T]here are any number of ways to categorize the multitude of blogs out there, but I have elected to go for a continuous scale, based primarily on the type of content prevalent on blogs. At the red end of the spectrum are link-posting blogs, primarily links to other content and media, and at the violet end are blogs that deal purely in original research and thinking, usually consisting of original written articles.”

I wonder why one should categorize blogs anyway. A spectrum isn’t quite helpful either since it doesn’t really have set cats and subcats. “If you are looking for a yellow-greenish blog, you might be right here…”

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