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A brief presentation regarding blogging and general Internet discourse.

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  • BLOGGING & INTERNET DISCOURSE ADAPTED FROM A PRESENTATION BY LISA CRUMIT-HANCOCK, SLIDES PROVIDED BY M.C. HARPER.
  • BLOG 1. no un. A contraction of weblog, a form of on-line writing characterized in format by a single column of text in reverse chronological order (i.e. most recent content at the top) with the ability to link to individual articles. 2. ve rb. To write an article on a blog.
  • BLOGGING’S BENEFITS Working on & writing for a blog can provide: •Joy: blogging is expressive & fun. •A sense of how to communicate to other real people. •An opportunity to express and communicate with your own voice. •Practice & skill in writing; useful for future assignments & work.
  • BASIC TYPES OF BLOGS • Journal blog: like a personal journal, provides unique perspectives, observations, or reviews. • Tech blog: focused on a particular subject with a specific audience in mind. • Pundit or News blog: analyzes and critiques current news-media articles.
  • ALL ABOUT BLOGS • All blogs contain: • A main content area with articles or entries listed reverse chronologically with the newest on top. • An archive of older material. • Some sort of comments section. • Links to other, related, sites.
  • WRITING • Blogs contain articles, sometimes called posts or entries that the author or authors write. • Content varies across different blogs. • Blogs often only focus on a small range of topics. • This makes writing and focus easier. • Update frequently but only if you have something truly worthy of posting.
  • COMMENTS • Blogs often have a place for readers to comment and discuss posts. • Comments allow blogs to be interactive. • Readers can leave their opinions, tips, or impressions about the site or individual posts.
  • POLICY FOR BLOGGING & INTERNET DISCOURSE @ D.C. • Respect all genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and differences among people • Avoid talk that would be considered rude or abusive in public gatherings for example, in class, group volunteer activities, and courtroom proceedings. • Show respect for ideas, values, needs, and beliefs other than one's own. • Use your verbal skills as a show of your intelligence!