17th Sept, 2012Presentation by: H.I. Sarvaiya & D.P. Barad Venue: Dept. of Hindi, School of LanguagesGujarat University, Ahmedabad
What is blog?• Microsoft Encarta Dictionary (2007): diary on Web site:: a frequently updated personal journal chronicling links at a Web site, intended for public viewing.• Interesting fact: 2007 version of MED redirected ‘blog’ search to ‘weblog’, in 2009 version, ‘weblog’ to ‘blog’.
What is blog?•••• http://srijanshilpi.com/archives/39
Vision voiced and voice made visible• Blog is public space for self-expression.• Blogging for social connections and self- expression.• A study* in Malaysia by Microsoft shows interesting revelations:• 74% below 25 yrs and 64% of them are females• over 56 % among them take to blogging because they want an opinion space for themselves.• More than 50% used blogs for self-expression
In the larger pan-Asian picture, the study also shows that:• About 46 percent, or nearly half of the population online in Asia, have a blog• Young people, about 56 percent, dominate the blogosphere. Only 9 percent are 35-years-old and above• Females (55 percent) dominate the blogosphere, except for India where it is overwhelmingly a male domain• About 50 percent believe blog content to be as trustworthy as traditional media• About 74 percent find blogs by friends and family members to be the most interesting
Blog for Teaching and Learning• All teachers of 21st cen must hv personal website to support face 2 face teaching.• All students should cultivate habit of reading & commenting on teachers’ blog.• Students should hv their blogs – personal & academic – teachers should comment to motivate.