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Blogs: What A blog (AKA “weblog”) is a website on which someone writes about personal opinions, activities, and experiences . Many blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject; others function as more personal online diaries. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. Blog" can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog .
While there is no concise method of tracking blogs, BlogPulse indexed over 126 million blogs on the Internet as of November 2009 . There are over 32 million WordPress publishers as of December 2010. According to Quantcast, over 260 million people worldwide visit one or more WordPress.com blogs every month, and they view over 2.3 billion pages on those blogs each month.
The Department of Defense (DoD) Bloggers' Roundtable connects bloggers and online journalists with DoD civilian and military leaders and subject matter experts. The Roundtable provides source material where available, including audio, photo, video, transcripts, biographies and related fact sheets.
Bloggers Roundtable Often held in tandem with traditional media roundtables. Previous topics include: “Apps for the Army” contest, Medal of Honor teammates and PTSD. In addition to hot topics, blogger’s roundtables are also an excellent way to highlight human interest stories that are difficult to get into the traditional news outlets.