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What is a Blog?




Category: Blogs Information | Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 8:40 am

For those of you new to the world of blogs here are some definitions of the what a blog is:

- The word blog is derived from the combination of the two words, web and log. Blogs are virtual diaries created by individuals and stored on the Internet.

- A blog is basically a journal that is available on the web. The activity of updating a blog is "blogging" and someone who keeps a blog is a "blogger." Blogs are typically updated daily using software that allows people with little or no technical background to update and maintain the blog. ( http://www.matisse.net/files/glossary.html )

- A weblog or internet diary. Weblogs enable users to publish short comments and ideas instantly for other people to read. Blogging can be an effective communications tool for small groups of people to keep in touch with each other.

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PeggySueTheStew wrote on Fri Oct 14, 2005 3:00 pm:


So, what is the difference between a regular bulletin board chat line and a blog? I am blond and get confused so easily ...




Gardenstew wrote on Fri Oct 14, 2005 3:19 pm:


Hi Peggy!

Here is a great explanation I found that says it better than I could have myself:

* Forums (bulletin boards) are not controlled by one person - instead, any member of the forum can start a topic for discussion. Forums rely on responses from the community to initial posts in order to form a discussion, reflecting the interests of the group rather than of an individual.

* A blog is owned by just one person. The blog owner chooses the topics of entries on the blog, and controls who can read and comment on these entries. Although people can comment on entries, this is not the main focus of the blog, and it is possible for the blog owner to create private entries which cannot be viewed by anyone else. Because the blog owner has complete control over what appears on their blog, the blog can form a personalised reflection of the work, interests and ideas of one individual.

Source: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/its/elab/services/webtools/blogs/faqs/general/forums/





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