Times Online WBLG oddity

Martin Belam  by Martin Belam, 27 June 2007

Whilst I was doing my recent survey of the Web 2.0 features on British newspaper websites I spotted one or two quirks which I wanted to highlight.

The Times has a very curious approach to putting titles to their blog feeds. For some reason, as well as the bizarre CSS in their recent redesign, it seems someone decided they needed to append 'WBLG' to the title of every weblog.

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Occasionally I spotted the odd variation where weblog was written out in full - but these looked like hangovers in Bloglines from a previous feed address.

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Very odd.

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