Neovictorian, nobitic, and narrative: ancient anticipations and the meaning of weblogs


Mark Bernstein
Eastgate Systems Inc.


What makes a good weblog, a superb wiki, or an exceptional contribution to a social networking site? Though excellence is a frequence source of anxiety amongst weblog writers, it has not been a concern of weblog scholarship. In contemporary social software, we encounter once more the deep controversies of 19th century art, reinterpreted to meet the exigencies of time and technology.