According to new data from Nielsen/NetRatings, almost two-thirds of blog readers don't realize they are reading a weblog. This makes sense to me, since really a weblog is just a website that posts comments in a somewhat standardized fashion, however with the blogging platforms available bloggers have a great deal of customization flexiblity within that standard and create wonderful looking websites that are actually weblogs in disguise. I just wonder:
- How much do these same users trust weblogs vs. websites?
- Do these users trust a weblog as much as a regular website?
- Does the word "weblog" frighten these users?
Check out this post by Steve Rubel for details on the data.