seminar tomorrow

tomorrow is the seminar i have been getting ready for all week. and with it, i have coined a new term. i don’t like the term blogosphere. it is not at all descriptive of the actually patterns of communities of bloggers. i have re-dubbed for tomorrow, as well as in the paper, the term blogosphere to blogowhorl. this is much more the picture you get over time – gradual thematic shifts  and fluid conversation. as we all know, blogging is anything but a static artifact floating out in cyberspace, it is a whirling entity full of energy it can be destructive or enlightening or boring and anti-climatic. i think a whorl is a nice description for blogging communities.