Thursday, November 22, 2007


Could it be true that increased bloggers globally have pushed the envelope of the English Language. "Blogalization"...there is much debate on the use of the word, but quite frankly in the absence of a definitive meaning of the word, we must add to the debate.

There is a school of though that perhaps "blogalization" is similar in some respects to "globalization" because they infer a move to globalisms. Yes indeed, but there is no need to coin another word that speaks to a global movement because "Globalization" defines just what is taking place with bloggers globally.

"Globalization refers in general to the worldwide integration of humanity and the compression of both the temporal and spatial dimensions of planet-wide human interaction." It "has aggravated many of the region's most chronic problems--such as the pronounced degree of economic exploitation and social inequality that have characterized Latin America since it came under European colonial domination in the sixteenth century."

Richard L. Harris, "The Global Context of Contemporary Latin American Affairs," in Capital, Power, and Inequality in Latin America, eds., Sandor Halebsky and Richard L. Harris (Boulder: Westview Press, 1995), 279, 80.

"Blogaliziation" is just another fancy word-some may say sexy- that sounds great in the 21st Century, but it just should not be part of any English dictionary. There is no integration of ideas by bloggers and no great march towards inclusiveness.

Here are a few other thoughts on "blogalization"

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