IT PROJECTBLOG AS A SOCIAL MEDIA STUDENT NAME: NOUF SALEH MOHAMED ID: 201008658 COL 270- 515
CONTENTS• Introduction: What is a blog?• Who is using it ?• Statistics• Advantages• Disadvantages• Examples of blog• How to create a blog and use it?• Other blog websites to create free blogs• List of other resources that can help you learn more• Quiz to check your understanding• Bibliography
INTRODUCTION: WHAT IS A BLOG?• A shorthand term that means “Web log”.• Blog is a personal journal published on the internet.• Consisting of discrete entries "posts" typically displayed in reverse chronological order so the most recent post appears first.• Blogs are usually the work of a single individual, occasionally of a small group, and often are themed on a single subject.• There are many websites that specialized to create blogs.
WHO IS USING IT?• All the people in different ages are using it nowadays.• The most active bloggers are younger people who have grown up during the blogging "revolution“.• Bloggers in the 21-to-35 year-old demographic group account for 53.3% of the total blogging population.• people 20-years-old or under are 20.2% of the blogging landscape.• 36-to-50 year-olds (19.4%), while bloggers who are 51-years-old and older only account for 7.1%.
STATISTICS• 59% – percentage of bloggers who have been blogging for at least 2 years• 900,000 – average number ofblog posts in a 24 hour period• 77% - percentage of activeInternet users who read blogs• 81 - number of languagesrepresented in the blogosphere
ADVANTAGES• The quick and easy way that a blog can beupdated is a great advantage to bloggers.• the ability to vent your feelings, by simplytyping in some text and letting the whole world be able to read what is going on in your head.• able to keep everyone informed of new policies, products and other important info without having to send out emails.• Keep in touch with friends and family
More advantages• Share your experiences and diary.• Share knowledge with other people.• Make friends online• Share pictures, videos, articles, poems … etc• Do Business online and make money.
DISADVANTAGES• Need to keep it constantly updated otherwise you lose potential readers• Easy to start, hard to maintain
EXAMPLES OF BLOGhttp://j-ami.tumblr.com/ http://fyonkah.tumblr.com/
MORE EXAMPLEShttp://thepioneerwoman.com/ http://latifalshamsi.com/
HOW TO CREATE A BLOG ?• Click on the picture and watch the tutorial, Enjoy it !
OTHER BLOG WEBSITES TO CREATE FREE BLOGS• http://blog.com/• https://www.tumblr.com/• www.blogger.com• http://wordpress.com/• http://www.blogster.com/• http://www.weebly.com/• http://opendiary.com/• http://www.livejournal.com/
LIST OF OTHER RESOURCES THAT CAN HELP YOU LEARN MORE• Here are some websites that contain more information about blogs and other needs you may need:http://www.wikihow.com/Start-a-Bloghttp://www.problogger.net/archives/2006/02/14/blogging /http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rA4s3wN_vK8
QUIZ TO CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING1- What is a blog ?2- Why do people use it ?3- what are the advantages?4- what are the disadvantages?5- What the new things that you have learned?6- Briefly, explain how to create a blog.