Blogs  2008 <ul><li>by Barbara K. Iverson, PhD. </li></ul><ul><li>http://currentbuzz.org </li></ul>
Old wine, new bottles <ul><li>Samuel Pepys wrote about daily life in London in the late 1600s. </li></ul><ul><li>Phil Gyfo...
Social media circa 2008 <ul><li>Emergence of cheap, ubiquitous communication tools (broadband, computers, mobile phones) <...
Weblog = we + blog <ul><li>Computer-based journals were originally called “Weblogs” but one fellow hyphenated the word to ...
The blogosphere <ul><li>70 million weblogs </li></ul><ul><li>About120,000 new weblogs/day; 1.4 new blogs/second </li></ul>...
Why are Blogs Big?
Blogs  in  common English <ul><li>Blogging is simply put, easy, electronic, self-publishing. </li></ul><ul><li>Searchable,...
Parts of a blog <ul><li>V/user expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Audience </li></ul><ul><li>Databas...
Posts are the heart of the blog. They should include OUTLINKS & you might allow comments. Link to “About you” information ...
the post <ul><li>The link is the heart of it  </li></ul><ul><li>Link for context & brevity </li></ul><ul><li>Illustrate, “...
It’s a conversation Interactivity & community via comments
 
 
<ul><li>Talk to me, look at me, see me (media files) </li></ul><ul><li>Widgets : what, why, and how (maps, apps) </li></ul...
The End
Useful URLs (handout) <ul><li>http://currentbuzz.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://blogger.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://blog.me...
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  1. 1. Blogs 2008 <ul><li>by Barbara K. Iverson, PhD. </li></ul><ul><li>http://currentbuzz.org </li></ul>
  2. 2. Old wine, new bottles <ul><li>Samuel Pepys wrote about daily life in London in the late 1600s. </li></ul><ul><li>Phil Gyford began to post Pepys diary as a blog, beginning with the January 1, 1660 entry which was published on 1 January 2003. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Social media circa 2008 <ul><li>Emergence of cheap, ubiquitous communication tools (broadband, computers, mobile phones) </li></ul><ul><li>Participatory, they invite contributions </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs, wikis, forums, virtual worlds, social networks </li></ul>
  4. 4. Weblog = we + blog <ul><li>Computer-based journals were originally called “Weblogs” but one fellow hyphenated the word to make it fit his web page as “We” and “blog” </li></ul><ul><li>Other people took this to be a verb: I blog, you blog, he blogs, she blogs, we blog. It stuck. </li></ul><ul><li>A blog is what its content and its author(s) make it. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The blogosphere <ul><li>70 million weblogs </li></ul><ul><li>About120,000 new weblogs/day; 1.4 new blogs/second </li></ul><ul><li>3000-7000 new splogs (fake, or spam blogs) created every day </li></ul><ul><li>1.5 million posts per day, 17 posts per second </li></ul><ul><li>Japanese the #1 blogging language at 37%; English second at 33%; Chinese third at 8% </li></ul><ul><li>About 1/3 of posts include “tags” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why are Blogs Big?
  7. 7. Blogs in common English <ul><li>Blogging is simply put, easy, electronic, self-publishing. </li></ul><ul><li>Searchable, archived, shared, indexed </li></ul><ul><li>http://commoncraft.com/blogs </li></ul>
  8. 8. Parts of a blog <ul><li>V/user expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Audience </li></ul><ul><li>Database w/a pretty face </li></ul><ul><li>Tags, categories </li></ul>Posts are the heart of the blog. They should include OUTLINKS & you might allow comments. Link to “About you” information Categories are useful to readers & to search engines Trackbacks tell who is linking to your blog. Conversations are two-way Blog header - branding & ID information
  9. 9. Posts are the heart of the blog. They should include OUTLINKS & you might allow comments. Link to “About you” information Categories are useful to readers & to search engines Trackbacks tell who is linking to your blog. Conversations are two-way Blog header - branding & ID information
  10. 10. the post <ul><li>The link is the heart of it </li></ul><ul><li>Link for context & brevity </li></ul><ul><li>Illustrate, “mediate” </li></ul><ul><li>Connect & index - tags, categories </li></ul><ul><li>Invite interaction - comments, sharing </li></ul>
  11. 11. It’s a conversation Interactivity & community via comments
  12. 14. <ul><li>Talk to me, look at me, see me (media files) </li></ul><ul><li>Widgets : what, why, and how (maps, apps) </li></ul><ul><li>RSS: Feeds and readers </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking gets connected (aggregators, feeds of feeds) </li></ul>Beyond basics
  13. 15. The End
  14. 16. Useful URLs (handout) <ul><li>http://currentbuzz.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://blogger.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://blog.meetup.com/351/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog_hosting_service </li></ul><ul><li>http://technorati.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://google.com/reader </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/10.05/mustread.html?pg=2 (Weblogs are to words what Napster was to music) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.techsoup.org / </li></ul><ul><li>http://mashable.com/2008/03/10/blogging-phone-tools/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sifry.com/alerts/archives/000493.html </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>by Barbara K. Iverson [email_address] 5-08-2008 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
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