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  • 1. Blogs Anna Walzer • Ashley Carman • D.J. Haurin • Casey Bertolette
  • 2. 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
  • 3. 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
  • 4. 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)
  • 5. Network Blogs
    • Almost every major network has its own blog system set up to discuss various topics
  • 6. 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
  • 7. 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
  • 8. 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
  • 9. 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/
  • 10. 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
  • 11. 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
  • 12.
    • 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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