Ed. Note: Trust the Old Grey Lady to deliver in our time of need. All hail the NY Times and “Punch” Sulzberger. Of course, if you’re like most liberal lawyer types you already have a lifetime subscription to the Times so you’ll always know the right “open minded” things to say. I mean, you can’t be open minded unless you’re told what to think, right?
Supplemental Ed. Note: While this post defines tags and del.icio.us, it is not the promised follow up about tags and tagging. Still, it’s a good introduction to the concepts that tagging employs.
But I digress. And now, our feature attraction (our thanks toEric for posting this one):
above the fold: “what we see on a blog’s screen before we begin to scroll down”
the jump: a place to which the blog’s readership is referred inside the Web site
sidebar: a column down one side of the screen displaying advertisements, archived links or a blogroll
blogroll: a list of blogs to which the author subscribes
bye-line: an adios or similar farewell at the end of the blogger’s politely expressed opinion or angry screed
wingnuts: right-wing bloggers
moonbats: left-wing bloggers
ping: the gently noisy notification sent when a blog needs updating or has been updated
link love: an unsolicited, posted link that aims only to amuse or interest
simultaneous blogasm: the discovery that some other blogger has posted an identical thought at the same time
meme: a type of online chain letter where bloggers answer questions to give a quick overview of their personality
tag: a descriptive label applied to an individual post
delicious: To del.icio.us someone is to add them to your delicious bookmarks.
blogerati: people sophisticated in operating blogs
spam blogs, splogs and zombie blogs: robot-generated posts meant to game search engines. [definition from former Blogger team member Biz Stone]
fisk: When you take an article and reprint it on your blog adding your line-by-line critique. From Robert Fisk, U.K. journalist.