Submitted by V Viswanath Reddy II MCA 09751F0048 Sreenivasa Institute of Technology & Management Studies Chittoor
Most blogs are primarily textual. meaning to maintain or add content to a blog. others function as more personal online diaries. Most blogs are interactive.000 blogs
. Blog can also be used as a verb. Blogs are usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary. or other material such as graphics or video. As of December 2007. images. allowing visitors to leave comments and even message each other via widgets on the blogs and it is this interactivity that distinguishes them from other static websites. A typical blog combines text. and links to other blogs. photographs (photoblog). and other media related to its topic. and audio (podcasting). although some focus on art (Art blog). featuring very short posts. music (MP3 blog).Introduction:
A blog (a blend of the term web log) is a type of website or part of a website. descriptions of events. Many blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject. The ability of readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs. Micro blogging is another type of blogging. Web pages. Entries are commonly displayed in reversechronological order.000. blog search engine Technorati was tracking more than 112. videos (video blogging).
focusing more on a personal diary community. Evan Williams at Pyra Labs used "blog" as both a noun and verb ("to blog. Andrew Smales created Pitas. becoming the first blog community where readers could add comments to other writers' blog entries. who jokingly broke the word weblog into the phrase we blog in the sidebar of his blog Peterme. Shortly thereafter. Brad Fitzpatrick started LiveJournal in March 1999." was coined by Peter Merholz. blogging rapidly gained in popularity. "blog. followed by Diaryland in September 1999.com in August 1999 (purchased by Google in February 2003)
. leading to the popularization of the terms
Rise in popularity:
After a slow start. being further popularized by the near-simultaneous arrival of the first hosted blog tools: Bruce Ableson launched Open Diary in October 1998. Evan Williams and Meg Hourihan (Pyra Labs) launched blogger. which soon grew to thousands of online diaries. Blog usage spread during 1999 and the years following." meaning "to edit one's weblog or to post to one's weblog") and devised the term "blogger" in connection with Pyra Labs' Blogger product.com in April or May 1999. Open Diary innovated the reader comment.com in July 1999 as an easier alternative to maintaining a "news page" on a Web site.History:
The term "weblog" was coined by Jorn Barger on 17 December 1997. The short form.
referred to as a microblog. Blogs used internally to enhance the communication and culture in a corporation or externally for marketing. such as political blogs.Types:
There are many different types of blogs. One type of personal blog. but some personal blogs quickly garner an extensive following. Personal blogs: The personal blog. they become a way to reflect on life. or it can be for business purposes. Similar blogs for clubs and societies are called club blogs. Blogs often become more than a way to just communicate. Few personal blogs rise to fame and the mainstream. house blogs. typical use is to inform members and other interested parties of club and member activities. such as Twitter. Personal bloggers usually take pride in their blog posts. even if their blog is never read. an ongoing diary or commentary by an individual. travel blogs (also known as travelogs). one used for the sole purpose of spamming is known as a Splog. differing not only in the type of content. project blogs. is the traditional. fashion blogs. quizzing blogs and legal blogs (often referred to as a blawgs) or dreamlogs. allow bloggers to share thoughts and feelings instantaneously with friends and family. A blog featuring discussions especially about home and family is not uncommonly called a mom blog. classical music blogs. niche blogs. but also in the way that content is delivered or written. group blogs. or works of art. most common blog. Corporate and organizational blogs: A blog can be private. as in most cases. By genre: Some blogs focus on a particular subject. is extremely detailed and seeks to capture a moment in time. Some sites. and are much faster than emailing or writing. While not a legitimate type of blog. or by similar names. Blogging can have a sentimental quality. education blogs. branding or public relations purposes are called corporate blogs.
. Two common types of genre blogs are art blogs and music blogs.
such as Bloglines. Blog search engines: Several blog search engines are used to search blog contents. see typecasting (blogging). and pictures transmitted live from a wearable computer and EyeTap device to a web site.
. BlogScope. This practice of semi-automated blogging with live video together with text was referred to as sousveillance. One early blog was Wearable Wireless Webcam.
Blogging and advertising:
It is common for blogs to feature advertisements either to financially benefit the blogger or to promote the blogger's favorite causes. one comprising links is called a linklog. provides current information on both popular searches and tags used to categorize blog postings.By media type: A blog comprising videos is called a vlog. The designated date is August 31. Blogs that are written on typewriters and then scanned are called typecast or typecast blogs. previously unknown blogs. Technorati. Such journals have been used as evidence in legal matters. By device: Blogs can also be defined by which type of device is used to compose it. it resembles the word "Blog". and Technorati. which is among the most popular blog search engines. video. A blog written by a mobile device like a mobile phone or PDA could be called a moblog. an online shared diary of a person's personal life combining text. so that readers discover new. because when written 3108. a site containing a portfolio of sketches is called a sketchblog or one comprising photos is called a photoblog. On that day. Blogs with shorter posts and mixed media types are called tumblelogs. bloggers recommend five new blogs to their visitors. The popularity of blogs has also given rise to "fake blogs" in which a company will create a fictional blog as a marketing tool to promote a product
Community and cataloging:
BlogDay: BlogDay was created with the belief that bloggers should have one day dedicated to getting to know other bloggers from other countries and areas of interest.
As a result. Monem is a member of the banned Muslim Brotherhood. as demonstrated by projects like BlogScope
Blogging can sometimes have unforeseen consequences in politically sensitive areas. Nay Phone Latt. In Singapore. Egyptian blogger Abdel Monem Mahmoud was arrested in April 2007 for antigovernment writings in his blog. It is the first time in the history of Egypt that a blogger was prosecuted. totalitarian and authoritarian regimes often seek to suppress blogs and/or to punish those who maintain them.The research community is working on going beyond simple keyword search. After a brief trial session that took place in Alexandria. Egyptian blogger Kareem Amer was charged with insulting the Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and an Islamic institution through his blog. was given three days notice to leave Sudan.
. and one year for insulting Mubarak. United Nations Special Representative for the Sudan. After expressing opinions in his personal blog about the state of the Sudanese armed forces. was sentenced to 20 years in jail for posting a cartoon critical of head of state Than Shwe. two ethnic Chinese were imprisoned under the country s anti-sedition law for posting anti-Muslim remarks in their blogs. by inventing new ways to navigate through huge amounts of information present in the blogosphere. the blogger was found guilty and sentenced to prison terms of three years for insulting Islam and inciting sedition. In Myanmar. an Pronk. Blogs are much harder to control than broadcast or even print media. a blogger. The Sudanese army had demanded his deportation.
.com) A personal blogging service where people share thoughts. If anyone sees one I missed. Blogger/BlogSpot (http://blogger. layouts and a few more things you can get if you want to pay for them. but it a great tool for writers. You want to go where people can read your blog or maybe you want it where only your family or friends can read it. It took me some time. Vox (http://vox.com) Not only is this a great blog. You do not have to install anything.com) BlogSome is the fastest growing blog host in the world (in percentage terms) Was voted Forbes Best of The Web pick.com) This is more community-centric blogging. that way you can help me make this the ultimate list of the best blogs. Based out of Ireland. this site uses the WordPress MU platform. please feel free to add the blog in your comment. large choice of themes. it does not have ads on your blog. WordPress (http://wordpress. There are hundreds of groups set up designed to let you join a writing challenge. which is nice for those who don t want people advertising on their blogs.com) This one is one of most commonly used blogs. Customizable theme. but you can if you choose to. it can be hard to find the one that works for you. but I complied what I believe to be the list of the best. You can set up your layout. Xanga (www.com) This one is number one for one main reason. you can use the same software on their site and save yourself all of the technical work. color scheme. linking to others is quite easy and updating it is very user-friendly. LiveJournal (http://livejournal. theme and everything just the way you want it. You also have the option of deleting comments.Free Blog Providers:
For anyone interested in blogging. videos with friends and family BlogSome (blogsome. avatars. not really worth the money.xanga. Not only can you install WordPress on your own sites. but I did that a few years back. For anyone who is looking to have their skills as a writer tested. including Friends lists. this is the place for you. photos.
paid benefits are only enhancements. but you get all sorts of layout and backgrounds to play with. offers free and paid accounts.com)A blog site specifically for your text messages and camera phone images. BlogABond (Blogabond. Nothing to do with cheese. Blog Cheese (BlogCheese. very much directed towards various topics and is meant for users 18 and older. Trippert (Trippert.com) Create and share blogs of your travels. you have the option on Facebook. FreeVlog (Freevlog) Designed for video blogging and completely free.
.MySpace (www.com) A site dedicated to travel blogs with map integration and more. Facebook: (www.com) This is more community-centric blogging.facebook.myspace. Insane Journal (InsaneJournal.com) On Facebook. If you want only friends and family to see this.com) Another site based on the same software that runs LiveJournal.com) A video blogging website. Busy Thumbs (BusyThumbs. Journal Fen (JournalFen.net) Runs on the same platform as LiveJournal platform. you can have Notes which are viewed by your friends. There are so many websites dedicated to making backgrounds and goodies for MySpace it is not funny.