Things Not to Say

These have been bugging me for a while now:

  1. Confusing “blog” (an oft-updated web site) with “blog post” or “blog article” (an entry on such a site). For example, the link at the bottom of this article:

    >>More Blogs from Ed

  2. Use of the term “podcasting” to describe the act of transferring an audio file to a playback device, rather than merely the act of making audio available on the web.

    This program is available for podcasting at npr.org

    My local NPR affiliate says this all the time, and it drives me nuts. I want to scream, “No! No! If it’s available you’ve already podcasted it!”

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