Web Magazine and Weblog

The Web magazine Slate—and indeed much of the publishing industry—is very concerned with the difference between a weblog and a Web magazine. Is there really a difference? Does anyone care?

A reader who is so deeply immersed in digital culture to recognize the preferred CSS layouts of one form or the other is probably also savvy enough to know that some bloggers do better journalism than journalists, and that many academic blogs are very highly regarded indeed.

Forcing a distinction simply tries to impose a digital class system without contributing any meaningful thought to the distribution of digital content.