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Blogs vs Newsgroups

In this post, Tim Heuer asks what the difference is between blogs and newsgroups. He even goes so far as to say that they are the same.

As I posted in his comments, I disagree.

I think the biggest difference between blogs and newsgroups is that with blogs the subscription model is per user. In other words, I decide to subscribe to you. I don’t subscribe to some meta-blog that aggregates you for the same reason I don’t do newsgroups as much as I used to. Basically the signal to noise ratio is too high. Drives me crazy.

I’ll give up the threading to have control of my content. I still think someone will solve the threading problem for me anyway… :)