Tuesday, 17 April 2007

Are Newspaper Blogs More Formal?

I hadn't been to Mathew Ingram's postings on the Globe and Mail website in a while.

I think its a bit odd, because I go to his blog all the time, and I read his column in the paper version on Saturdays (I am addicted to G&M Saturday paper) but really, I almost rarely read geekwatch online.

What's weird is that the two feel really different to me. The comments on the G&M site seem to be somehow more formal and less conversational. Maybe I am making this up (I do that sometimes) but somehow there seems to be a difference. It's almost like one is in Mathew's living room and one is a planned event that you have to get dressed up for.

2 comments:

Mathew said...

I know what you mean, Leigh. In any case, thanks for coming to either place -- living room or fancy dress dinner event :-)

Leigh said...

No thank you! ;-)

A friend of mine and I were talking about this this eve. He thinks its the editorial control over there at G&M and the hoops that you might have to go through that make the writing more formal, and therefore the responses....oh that and the big honking globe and mail style guide.

 
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