Blogs: Vocabulary Blog – contraction of the word weblog. website, usually maintained by an individual. regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Blog ( v ) – to maintain or add content to a blog. Blogosphere – the collective community of all blogs a collection of local blogs is sometimes referred to as a bloghood .
Blogs: Intro Combination of text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic. The ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs. Entries typically displayed in reverse–chronological order.
Blogs: Intro As of December 2007, the blog search engine Technorati was tracking more than 112 million blogs. With the advent of video blogging, the word blog has taken on an even looser meaning… … that of any bit of media wherein the subject expresses their opinion or simply talks about something. 112,000,000…
Blogs: Intro Most blogs are primarily textual, although some focus on art (artlog), photographs (photoblog), sketches (sketchblog), videos (vlog), music (MP3 blog), audio (podcasting), which are part of a wider network of social media. Micro-blogging is another type of blogging, consisting of blogs with very short posts.
Blogs: Types There are many different types of blogs, differing in content and also in the way that content is delivered or written. <ul><li>Personal </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate </li></ul><ul><li>Question </li></ul><ul><li>Media Type </li></ul><ul><li>Device </li></ul><ul><li>Genre </li></ul>
Blogs: Personal “ Microblogging," which is extremely detailed personal blogging as it seeks to capture a moment in time. The personal blog, an ongoing diary or commentary by an individual, is the traditional and most common blog. Blogs often become more than a way to just communicate; they become a way to reflect on life or works of art. Few personal blogs rise to fame and the mainstream, but some personal blogs quickly garner an extensive following.
Blogs: Media Type <ul><li>A blog consisting of: </li></ul><ul><li>videos is called a vlog </li></ul><ul><li>links is called a linklog </li></ul><ul><li>portfolio of sketches is called a sketchblog </li></ul><ul><li>photos is called a photoblog. </li></ul><ul><li>short posts & mixed media types are called tumblelogs. </li></ul><ul><li>written on typewriters, then scanned are typecast blogs. </li></ul>
Blogs: Device Blogs can also be defined by which type of device is used to compose it. A blog written by a mobile device like a mobile phone or PDA could be called a moblog.
Blogs: Device One early blog was Wearable Wireless Webcam , an online shared diary of a person's personal life combining text, video, and pictures transmitted live from a wearable computer and EyeTap device to a web site.
Blogs: History What & When? 1979 – Tom Truscott and Jim Ellis develop the Usenet system. allows users to read & post public messages in newsgroups.
Blogs: History What & When? 1994 – The World Wide Web is available to the general public, and people begin to start using web pages as their online diary.
Blogs: History Who & Why? Justin Hall December 16, 1974 Chicago, Illinois eleven years of personal blogging, while at Swarthmore College. Justin’s Links from the Underground
Blogs: History Who & Why? Wearable Wireless Webcam Jerry Pournelle August 7, 1933 Shreveport, Louisiana an online diary of a person’s personal life, starting in 1994.
Blogs: History Who & Why? John Carmack August 20, 1970 Roeland Park, Kansas cheats & tips on current games, published via the finger protocol. Game Programmer Journals
Blogs: History Miscellaneous 1997 – The term “Weblog” is coined by Jorn Barger. 1999 – Peter Merholz, jokingly broke the word weblog into we blog . Evan Williams uses “blog” as both a noun and a verb.
Blogs: Technology What do you need to get started? <ul><li>Computer with access to the internet. </li></ul><ul><li>User account at edublogs.org . </li></ul><ul><li>Content…the more you plan, the less work it is!!! </li></ul>
Blogs: How To… Steps to post a Blog: <ul><li>Think of some useful content to post... </li></ul><ul><li>Sign-In to your account at edublogs.org . </li></ul><ul><li>Type your message and add media if necessary. </li></ul><ul><li>Post to your blog. </li></ul>
Blogs: Legal Issues Legal Issues… Several cases have been brought before the national courts against bloggers concerning issues of defamation or liability. Employees who blog about elements of their place of employment raise the issue of employee branding, since their activities can begin to affect the brand recognition.
Blogs: Legal Issues Employment… Delta Air Lines fired flight attendant Ellen Simonetti because she posted photographs of herself in uniform on an airplane and because of comments posted on her blog " Queen of Sky: Diary of a Flight Attendant “.
Blogs: Legal Issues Employment… In the spring of 2006, Erik Ringmar, a tenured senior lecturer at the London School of Economics, was ordered by the head of his department to " take down and destroy " his blog in which he discussed the quality of education at the school. http://learningaloud.com/blog/
Blogs: Legal Issues Employment… Mark Jen was terminated in 2005 after 10 days of employment as an Assistant Product Manager at Google for discussing corporate secrets on his personal blog, then called 99zeros and hosted on the Google-owned Blogger service.
Blogs: Legal Issues Employment… Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, was fined during the 2006 NBA playoffs for criticizing NBA officials on the court and in his blog.
Blogs: Legal Issues Employment… The Killian documents controversy ( aka Rathergate ). The authenticity of the documents was challenged within hours on Internet forums and blogs.
Blogs: Popular http://www.tmz.com/ http://www.readwriteweb.com/ http://gizmodo.com/ http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/ http://www.simplyfired.com/