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  • 1. BLOGS A Presentation by Sankhadeep Das. B.Tech-3 Examination,2008. Roll-91/CSE/ No:060012.
  • 2. What is a Blog ?
      • Blog is short for “ weblog”.
      • A “ what’s new ” website is frequently updated.
      • Your Blog is whatever you want it to be .There are millions of them , in all shapes and sizes , and there are no real rules.
  • 3. Blogs- Origin
    • roots lie in the online diary.
    • early weblogs were manually updated components of common websites.
    • evolution of tools to facilitate the production and maintenance of web articles posted in reverse chronological order.
  • 4. Blog – Contains
    • philosophical musings
    • commentary on Internet
    • social issues
    • and links to other sites the author favors
  • 5. Blog - Types
    • Classification is done mainly based on the type of content and the way the content is delivered or written .They are
      • Personal blogs
      • - traditional , most common.
      • - on-going diary or commentary by an individual.
      • - can have a sentimental quality.
  • 6.  
  • 7. Blog – Types (Contd.)
    • Corporate blogs
    • - relevant to business.
    • - used internally to enhance the communication
    • and culture in a corporation.
    • - used externally for marketing , branding,
    • public relations purposes.
  • 8.  
  • 9. Blog – Types ( Contd.)
    • By media type
    • can be
    • - a vlog ( video blog ).
    • - a linklog.
    • - photoblog.
  • 10. Blog – Types (Contd.)
    • By device
    • - defined by the type of device used to
    • compose it.
    • - example moblog ( blog written by a mobile
    • device)
    • and many more.
  • 11. Blog – How does it work ?
    • Bloggers enter posts into a blogging application , add
    • formatting and hyperlinks and save the post.
    • The application adds the entry to the blog , making
    • the content available online and alerting users who
    • have subscribed to that’s blog’s content.
    • Entries include text , hyperlinks , images and multimedia.
  • 12. Blog – How does it work ?(Contd.)
    • Visitors can read postings , submit comments ,
    • find blog entries by date and search the site
    • by keyword.
    • Through linking commenting and feedback
    • good ideas spread rapidly through the informal network of blogs (the “blogosphere”) while unpopular ideas are ignored.
  • 13. Blog Search Engines – What are they?
    • Blog search engines help you find blogs on the web on whatever topics you would like to explore. Technorati , which is among the most popular blog search engines, provides current information on both popular searches and tags used to categorize blog postings .
  • 14. Blog Search Engines (Contd.)
    • Research community is working on going beyond simple keyword search, by inventing news ways to navigate through huge amounts of information present in the blogosphere
  • 15. Blog – Benefits
    • engage people in knowledge sharing ,
    • reflection , debate and dedicated readership
    • simplicity of creating and maintaining
    • open discussions can be published almost
    • immediately.
    • no HTML , XML knowledge required
  • 16. Blogs – in Education
    • increasingly accepted instructional technology tool
    • offers students , faculty and staff a high level
    • of autonomy while creating a new opportunity
    • for interaction with peers.
    • provides a forum for discussion that goes beyond coursework
  • 17. Use of RSS Feeds
    • RSS pushes your content to users.
    • makes blog content accessible through
    • newsreaders , allowing bloggers to increase
    • the sharing of this information among
    • interested individuals.
    • acts as a gateway to news and blog content.
  • 18. Blog - Downsides
    • Can include biased and inaccurate information
    • highly volatile – bloggers can edit or delete posts
    • difficult to archive or index
    • bloggers may release proprietary or confidential information
  • 19. Blog – Where it is today
    • Blogs are proliferating at an exponential rate.
    • over 50 million people are blogging today.
    • they continue to benefit from several years
    • of experimentation and evolution.
  • 20. Free Blog sites:
    • Blogger ( http://www.blogger.com )
    • Blog-city ( http://www.blog-city.com )
    • Pitas.com ( http://www.pitas.com )
  • 21. Sources
    • Wikipedia – the free encyclopedia
    • Whatis_com
    • Blogger.com
    • www.educause.edu
  • 22.
    • Thank you !