• What is Meta-Enabling?

    The term was coined and defined by Andrew Golis, formerly of TPM and currently of Yahoo’s soon-to-be news blog. He made it up a few days ago while tweeting:

  • But what does that mean? Is he talking about New Journalism applied to the web? Is he talking about the deathmatch between irony and sincerity? Golis provides two examples to attempt to explain how meta-enabling can be both good and bad:

  • The ## adds (and this is where things get very abstract): “Meta-enabling allows blogs to treat the way in which the posts are presented as the thesis of the post itself (hence, the necessity of the prefix meta- to the term).”

  • Who cares about Meta-enabling?

    Well, some people have written about it. Rex says it should be the word of the year:

  • The Awl took the concept and problematized it. Doree was not entirely sure it was anything new.

  • Then 6h057.net wrote this. I’m not very smart, and I don’t really understand it, so you’ll have to read it for yourself.

  • Should I be worried Meta-Enabling?

    No.

  • But I want more!

    What? Ok. You can see if people are still tweeting about it.

  • *everyone=a very small number of people who write for websites.