“The ‘blogosphere’ may never be the same after America Online releases free blog-publishing software to its 34 million members this summer.|AOL this month began showing demos of its tools for creating Web logs, or blogs, to veteran bloggers. AOL has dubbed its service ‘AOL Journals’ because its surveys showed that members found the word ‘blogs’ confusing….” Leslie Walker
—‘AOL Journals’ to Bring Blogs to Millions (WashPost)
This is good. Potentially millions of AOL users could begin blogging without knowing the term “blog” and all that goes along with it. While the AOL newbies will undoubtedly make mistakes because they have not learned in advance the ‘right’ way to blog, a new culture will emerge as blogging becomes slightly more ubiquitous.