Monday, April 25, 2005


Will Richardson writes about the many French schoolchildren who blog (apparently sending in audioblogs, something like my last entry, but in French!). What really caught my interest, though, was this term:


Because it looks like flaneur, that urban wanderer that Walter Benjamin writes about and that Jeff references in his CCCC talk. Seems like a nice term for the digital flaneur: the blogeur.

But I've wondered if the flaneur isn't something of a masculine figure that might need some gender critique/refiguring. For that, perhaps I'll need to rethink blogeur as blogher.

(Sorry, folks: wordplay is just about as far as I'm going today.)

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