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    Blogs Blogs Presentation Transcript

    • Blogs Anna Walzer • Ashley Carman • D.J. Haurin • Casey Bertolette
    • Description of Blogs
      • Blog is short for "web log"
      • Journal or diary kept on the web
      • Composed of links and postings
      • Many allow readers to comment on the original post
    • Brief History of Blogs
      • “ Weblog” was coined December 17, 1997
      • The short form "blog" was coined by Peter Merholz in April of 1999
      • Threads were created in the 1990’s
      • First political blog -"Forest Protection Blog“ in 1993
    • Brief History of Blogs
      • Personal bloggers appeared in 1994
      • Open Diary launched in October 1998
      • LiveJournal in March 1999
      • Blogger.com in August 1999 (purchased by Google in February 2003)
    • Network Blogs
      • Almost every major network has its own blog system set up to discuss various topics
    • Types of Network Blogs
      • News Blogs
        • CNN, CBS, ABC and Fox
          • Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta
      • Sports Blogs
        • ESPN, FOX, CBS and ABC
          • Collegiate and Professional sports
            • Talk to athletes and analysts
      • Network Television
        • Shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, NCIS, House and many more have their own blogs
      • Music/Movie Blogs
        • MTV, VH1 and TheMovieBlog
          • Viewers and Listeners get the latest news on upcoming movies and albums
    • Photoblogs
        • Particular type of blog
        • Instead of focusing on text and written information from writer, uses photos to express ideas and thoughts
      • - just pictures http://www.ferroggiaro.com/index.html#id=album-1&num=1
      • - pictures with captions http://www.beepsandchirps.com/index.php
      • - pictures in addition to text http://www.justingaynor.com/index.php
    • Photoblogs
      • Have recently become more popular
        • the rise in camera capabilities on cell phones
        • invention of “moblogging”
            • - posting to ones blog right from a mobile or cellular device
    • Photoblogs
      • 3 different types
          • Creating ones own website where they can post pictures http://www.greyscalegorilla.com
          • Using a blog site like Blogger or Wordpress http://bigstormpicture.blogspot.com
          • Using photo specific blogging sites such as Fotolog or Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/clare_forster/
    • Photoblogs
      • One of the most popular Photoblogs Post Secret http://postsecret.blogspot.com/
        • 20 new photos are posted on each Sunday, showing off creative postcards featuring secrets people sent in
        • Would be much different if the photos were not used
        • Expresses secrets in a different way than text could
    • So, why are blogs so popular?
      • Blogs work in connection with your website
        • - Website = business level
        • - Blog = personal level
      • Blogs are inexpensive
        • - Websites can become costly
          • -- domain name registration, webhosting service
        • - Many free blog hosts available
          • -- GreatestJournal.com, Blogabond.com, & Blog.com
      • Blogs are easy to maintain
        • - Tutorials or friendly interfaces help users to get started
        • - Easy to make changes
      • Blogs are good for non-business purposes
        • - Helps family and friends stay in touch
        • - Gives you a sense of identity
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