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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

WHAT IS A BLOG??!!

After the official launch of my blog on 13rd.Nov. 2010, I got too many questions from my friends what is a blog, what do you mean of a blog, blogging and blogger…haa!! Ooh yeah!! As you like dude, and so on... One of my friends doesn't have any idea of what a blog refers to, that’s why I decided to make my second post about WHAT IS A BLOG??!!
There is more than one definition for a Blog...
- A blog is your best bet for a voice among the online crowd. It's a personal website, packed with features, as easy to use as your e-mail.
- A blog (a contraction of the term "web log") is a type of website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. ..
-Website that allows users to reflect, share opinions, and discuss various topics in the form of an online journal while readers may comment on posts. ...
Those are the best definitions I found to the Blog.
Now let's give a definition of a Blogger,

Simple definition.




-A contributor to a blog or online journal.
The most acceptable definition (by me)
-Blogger is a blog storage service that allows private or multi-user blogs with time-stamped entries. It is funded by on-screen ads. It was created by Pyra Labs, which was bought by Google in 2003.The service itself is located at. (Wiki)
Finally the blogging is (simply)
- The design and editing of a blog; web logging.
The history of blog
The idea of the blogging was invented in 1994 and the first one who makes it popular is Justin Hall, who began eleven years of personal blogging in 1994 while a student at Swarthmore College, is generally recognized as one of the earliest bloggers.
The modern blog evolved from the online diary, where people would keep a running account of their personal lives. Most such writers called themselves diarists, journalists, or journalism. A few called themselves "escribitionists".
By 2001, blogging was enough of a phenomenon that how-to manuals began to appear, primarily focusing on technique. The importance of the blogging community (and its relationship to larger society) increased rapidly. Established schools of journalism began researching blogging and noting the differences between journalism and blogging
Since 2002 the bloggers have been increased and there society has been increased too, that’s why all attention was moved to the blog and blogging and their importance and effectiveness on our life, if i want to name one of the most important events that occurs in 2003 is the Iraq war saw bloggers taking measured and passionate points of view that go beyond the traditional left-right divide of the political spectrum.
By 2004 till now, the role of blogs became increasingly mainstream, as political consultants, news services and candidates began using them as tools for outreach and opinion forming, even politicians not actively campaigning.

Types of blogs
• Personal blog.
The personal blog, an ongoing diary or commentary by an individual, is the traditional, most common blog.
• Corporate and organizational blogs
1. By Genre.
Some blogs focus on a particular subject, such as political blogs, travel blogs (also known as travelogs), house blogs, fashion blogs, project blogs, education blogs, niche blogs, classical music blogs, quizzing blogs and legal blogs (often referred to as a blawgs) or dreamlogs.
2. By Media.
3. By Device.
blog written by a mobile device like a mobile phone or PDA could be called a moblog. 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
• Community and cataloging
1. Blog sphere.
The collective community of all blogs is known as the blogosphere. Since all blogs are on the internet by definition, they may be seen as interconnected and socially networked.
2. Blog day.
Several blog search engines are used to search blog contents, such as Bloglines, BlogScope, and Technorati. Technorati, which is among the most popular blog search engines, provides current information on both popular searches and tags used to categorize blog postings.
3. Blog search engines.
4. Blogging communities and directories.



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