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Why are we obsessed with blogs?

Why are we obsessed with blogs?



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    • Blogging: The new obsession
      Why have we become obsessed with blogs?
    • Dlisted is a blogging site which was created in 2003.Michael K, the creator, blogs about celebrities using crude humour to engage his audiences. The site is aimed at who will not find the material offensive. It has over a million views a day!
    • So what is a blog?
      A blog is a personal diary which you can update daily . It can be about anything as there are no rules.
      A blog is basically your own website where you can write or post pictures and videos. Underneath posts, viewers can comment or email the blogger if they want to share a opinion or have anything questions etc.
      Blogs have shaped the web, shaken up topics and have allowed millions of people to voice opinions and connect with others all by pushing a few keys.
    • Different types of blogs
      Personal blogs
      Some people like to blog about experiences, events, themselves or even to whinge.
      Corporate or business
      Most companies use blogs for communication around the work place.
      Genre and topics
      Media type
      Videos , pictures etc
    • Why are we obsessed?
      In today’s society we have become obsessed with what other people are up to and what they like. Whether it’s a celebrity, friend, stranger or relative. Reading a blog is basically reading someone’s diary depending on the content.
    • Why do we read blogs?
      To keep up to date with what’s happening
      Keep up to date with someone’s personal life, whether it is a celebrity, friend or a stranger
      Find information
      Curious to know other opinions
      A way to pass time
    • Why do WE Blog?
      Express how we feel
      To promote certain things
      Reveal or Pass on information
      Blogs can be kept as:
      An online diary
      An editorial
      A story
      An update
      Or Absolutely anything!
    • Advantages
      Easy access
      Easy way to have your own website
      Easy to create and maintain
      It’s free!
      Find latest information
      Updated very regularly
    • Disadvantages
      Can pass on rumours or fake information
      Can cause drama/ disagreement
      Can be offensive or innapropriate
      May reveal unwanted information
      Can contain spoilers
      Because a blog is so easy to set up you have to be careful what you write.
      It can also create a reputation
    • “You know, I'm going to let the name go and let it scurry out the school yard”
      Sourced from dlisted on 17/10/10
    • Promoting the site
      Dlisted gets viewers involved:
      With competitions
      Having them submit what they have seen, favourite quotes or latest information
      By Allowing comments and discussion
      Available to share with popular sites like twitter, facebook and myspace.
    • Brace Your Parts For Kanye West’s Dick Pics
    • hghbbhb
      Images Sourced from dlisted.com