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Blogs in the US

  1. 1. Blogs Anna Walzer • Ashley Carman • D.J. Harkin • Casey Bertolette
  2. 2. Description of Blogs <ul><li>Blog is short for &quot;web log&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Journal or diary kept on the web </li></ul><ul><li>Composed of links and postings </li></ul><ul><li>Many allow readers to comment on the original post </li></ul>
  3. 3. Brief History of Blogs <ul><li>“ Weblog” was coined December 17, 1997 </li></ul><ul><li>The short form &quot;blog&quot; was coined by Peter Merholz in April of 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>Threads were created in the 1990’s </li></ul><ul><li>First political blog -&quot;Forest Protection Blog“ in 1993 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Brief History of Blogs <ul><li>Personal bloggers appeared in 1994 </li></ul><ul><li>Open Diary launched in October 1998 </li></ul><ul><li>LiveJournal in March 1999 </li></ul><ul><li> in August 1999 (purchased by Google in February 2003) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Network Blogs <ul><li>Almost every major network has its own blog system set up to discuss various topics </li></ul>
  6. 6. Types of Network Blogs <ul><li>News Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CNN, CBS, ABC and Fox </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Sports Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ESPN, FOX, CBS and ABC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collegiate and Professional sports </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Talk to athletes and analysts </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Network Television </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, NCIS, House and many more have their own blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Music/Movie Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MTV, VH1 and TheMovieBlog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Viewers and Listeners get the latest news on upcoming movies and albums </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Photoblogs <ul><ul><li>Particular type of blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instead of focusing on text and written information from writer, uses photos to express ideas and thoughts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>- just pictures http:// =album-1&num=1 </li></ul><ul><li>- pictures with captions http:// </li></ul><ul><li>- pictures in addition to text http:// </li></ul>
  8. 8. Photoblogs <ul><li>Have recently become more popular </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the rise in camera capabilities on cell phones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>invention of “moblogging” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- posting to ones blog right from a mobile or cellular device </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Photoblogs <ul><li>3 different types </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Creating ones own website where they can post pictures http:// </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Using a blog site like Blogger or Wordpress http:// </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Using photo specific blogging sites such as Fotolog or Flickr http:// / </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Photoblogs <ul><li>One of the most popular Photoblogs Post Secret </li></ul><ul><ul><li>20 new photos are posted on each Sunday, showing off creative postcards featuring secrets people sent in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Would be much different if the photos were not used </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expresses secrets in a different way than text could </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. So, why are blogs so popular? <ul><li>Blogs work in connection with your website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Website = business level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Blog = personal level </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blogs are inexpensive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Websites can become costly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>-- domain name registration, webhosting service </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Many free blog hosts available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>--,, & </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Blogs are easy to maintain </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Tutorials or friendly interfaces help users to get started </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Easy to make changes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blogs are good for non-business purposes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Helps family and friends stay in touch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Gives you a sense of identity </li></ul></ul>TOP BLOGS Top 30 Blogs | eBizMBA Wikio | Blog Ranking