An interesting discussion at Slashdot on the topic of the standards of English being utilized in the tech community. Does this apply to blogs? From experience I know that my own grammar and spelling sometimes suffers due to the nature of blogging itself, mainly that writing in the first person dictates a form of informal grammatical use that is representative of conversation as opposed to the more formal language that writing in the third person dictates as necessary. To confuse matters further my own ability to spell is complicated further by the differences in US and International (UK) English. For example in this post I used “z” in utilized where as I would use “s” (as in utilised) when writing normally, and unfortunately this mixture of both styles complicates matters further. Is the grammar and pretext of the English language under threat in the blogosphere, or is the development of the informal conversational style that is typical of many blogs merely representative of the rich diversity and development of written English? share your thoughts.