Webzine

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A Webzine is an ezine hosted on the World Wide Web rather than in print. Unlike blogs, which are published ad hoc, a webzine tends to be published on a regulated basis (weekly, biweekly, monthly). Webzines also maintain an editorial control system whereas blogs do not. Another distinguish characteristic is that webzines bypass the strict adherence to the reverse-chronological format; the front page is mostly clickable headlines and is laid out either manually on a periodic basis, or automatically based on the story type. Some people also use the term to refer to any magazine published on the Web. Early Webzines included Chaos Control, Hotwired, and The Virtual Journal.

In the 2000s, some webzines began appearing in a printed format to complement their online versions. These included Movie Insider, Slate, Synthesis and Lucire magazines.

See also: History of the Internet

Notable webzines

  • Spectral Lines (http://www.spectrallines.com) - scientific webzine from Wiley publishers covering all areas but with a slant towards areas using various forms of spectroscopy to obtain results.
  • Spotlight Science Features (http://www.psigate.ac.uk/spotlight) - general science webzine published by scientific information portal PSIgate in the UK.
  • Dark Matter Webzine (http://www.darkmattermag.com) - A webzine and blog that focuses on art, music, literature, science, and technology.
  • Digital Web Magazine (http://www.digital-web.com) - A webzine and blog that focuses on web design, web development, information architecture, and other topics of interest to web professionals.
  • Salon.com (http://www.salon.com) - An American-centric lifestyle webzine.
  • Scanner zine (http://www.scannerzine.com) - An established UK Punk Rock fanzine now accessible via the 'Net at a new home in New Zealand

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