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What is a Blog?

  • A blog is normally a single page of entries. There may be archives of older entries, but the "main page" of a blog is all anyone really cares about. 
  • A blog is organized in reverse-chronological order, from most recent entry to least recent.
  •  A blog is normally public -- the whole world can see it. 

  • The entries in a blog usually come from a single author
  • The entries in a blog are usually stream-of-consciousness. There is no particular order to them. For example, if I see a good link, I can throw it in my blog. The tools that most bloggers use make it incredibly easy to add entries to a blog any time they feel like it.


Look Familiar?





History: This information was found on Wikipedia. The Wikipedia website is under additional sources.

.The online diary is where the modern bog evolved from.

. On December 17, 1997 Jorn Barger coined the term "weblog". 

.Open Diary was the first blog community to innovate the reader comment; which allowed readers to comment on other writer's



. LiveJournal was started in March 1999 by a well known blogger named Brad Fitzpatrick.

.Blogger.com was launched in August 1999 by Evan Williams and Meg Hourihan. It was bought later by Google in February 2003.

.How-to manuals on blogging began to appear in 2001 due to it's popularity.

.Blogging has had a major impact in Politics and Journalism.

.In 2004 "blog" was declared as the word of the year in Merriam-Webster's Dictionary

.Peter Rojas, Xeni Jardin, Ben Trott, Mena Trott, Jonathan Schwartz, Jason Goldman, Robert Scoble, and Jason Calacanis were the


eight bloggers that business people can't ignore listed by Fortune magazine in January 2005. 

.A Blogger's Code of Conduct was proposed by Tim O'Reilly in 2007.



Blogs Used in Education:

      Options for teachers using blogs:

    • Content-related blog as professional practice
    • Networking and personal knowledge sharing
    • Instructional tips for students
    • Course announcements and readings
    • Annotated links
    • Knowledge management


     Options for students using blogs in your courses include:

    • Reflective or writing journals
    • Knowledge management
    • Assignment submission and review
    • Dialogue for groupwork
    • E-portfolios
    • Share course-related resources


Virtual tour:




Our Blogs:






Fabulous Websites for Future Teachers:

















Other Interesting Sites for Blogging:

















Additional Sources: 






Hope you enjoyed learning about BLOGS!








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