Blogs

Mohammed A Hassouna Alaa Abu Quke

Eng. Abd Al Ghani Abu Jabal

The Islamic University of Gaza Computer engineering Department

Overview
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What are Blogs? What kinds of blogs? Reasons to read blogs Why use blogs ? A few caveats on publishing blogs Conclusion References

pewinternet. ”The State of Blogging.Who’s blogging or reading blogs?*      Approx.” (2005) Pew Internet and American Life http://www. 8 million American adults say they have created blogs Blog readership jumped 58% in 2004 and now stands at 27% of internet users 12% of internet users have posted comments or other material on blogs 62% of internet users do not know what a blog is You will be part of the 38% * Rainie.org/PPF/r/144/report_display. Lee.asp .

What are Blogs?  "Blog/WebLog: a web page containing brief.” Internet Librarian 2001. journal. CA http://library.ca/%7Escottp/il2001/definitions." Scott. or links to other web sites. chronologically arranged items of information. Peter. Pasadena. what's new page. (2001) “Blogging: Creating Instant Content for the Web. A blog can take the form of a diary.usask.html .

Previous posts.Blog title Post date (in reverse chronological order) and title Links. or Blogroll Post and links to other sites/blogs Comments Archives .

and political blogs (“citizen journalists”)  Personal journals and diaries  For fun  For personal and professional development Business/corporate blogs . news.What kinds of blogs are there?   Pundit.

audio (podcasting).What kinds of blogs are there?  Organizational and project blogs (including blogs for communities of interest and practice)   For professional development For organizational knowledge management  Not all text-based: Picture. and video (screen or vodcasting) .

librarian.What kinds of blogs are there?  For libraries  Librarian blogs   Personal and professional development Issue and resource tracking The Shifted Librarian-http://www.resourceshelf.theshiftedlibrarian.net-http://www.org/ .net/ ResourceShelf-http://www.researchbuzz.com/ ResearchBuzz-http://www.com/ Librarian.

gsu.edu/news/ UThink at UMinn-http://blog.umn.lib.fordlibrary.What kinds of blogs are there?  For libraries  Library blogs   For external community (news. project) Georgia State University-http://www. resources) For internal community (intranet. marketing.library.edu/ Thomas Ford Memorial Library Staff Exchangehttp://www. committee.org/TFMLstaff/ .

Six reasons to read blogs      Current awareness and personal information management Conversations taking place and subjects being discussed here that aren't elsewhere Faster updates Easy to explore other fields For fun! .

. . . .Six reasons to read blogs  Biggest Reason? You can get regularly updated content without having to check the sites often. How? Through the magic of RSS.

Why blog?  Easy method of web publication   Not necessary to know HTML Content is easily reusable and distributed via RSS. can add updated content to websites  Management of information for personal or organizational use .

Why blog?  For organizations  Marketing and external communication    Reach your users Give the library a more personal face Another channel for feedback Keep groups updated—can be easier to search and archive than listservs and e-mail Project tools  Internal communication   .

Why blog?  For individuals  Professional Development    Current awareness and personal information management Self-marketing Reflection .

A few caveats on publishing blogs    Private vs. public or there’s no such thing as total anonymity Blogging ethics Organizational policy .

livejournal.com (free) http://wordpress.sixapart.com/ TypePad (paid) http://www.com/typepad/ WordPress.How do you publish a blog?    Numerous weblogging tools Client or server-based (they host or you host) Client--they host (free and paid)     Livejournal (free) http://www.com/ Bloglines even lets you create a quick and dirty blog .

com/    Quick and easy blogging tool with very basic functionality They can host (Blogspot) or you can host on your own server Free! .blogger.Getting Started with Blogger  Blogger-http://www.

Conclusion    Blogs are a simple way to keep up with current information and to publish your own information easily Use programs like Blogger and WordPress to get started Happy Blogging! .

us/infotech/presentations/2005/ol a-blogging. Anne Clyde.hi.sls. Faculty of Social Science.pdf   . The University of Iceland--http://www. http://www.il.lib.lights.is/~anne/weblogs.More information on blogs  The Internet Courses: Weblogs-Dr. L. Professor.html Weblogs Compendium—Peter Scott http://www.com/weblogs/ “Blogging 101”-Jenny Levine (The Shifted Librarian).

org/lis/nutshell.More information on blogs 2  Weblogs in a nutshell--Elisabeth Riba http://www.osmond-riba. 30-59) on the blogosphere  .htm The Communications of the ACM's December 2004 issue (47: 12.

More information on blogs 2  Weblogs in a nutshell--Elisabeth Riba http://www.htm The Communications of the ACM's December 2004 issue (47: 12.org/lis/nutshell.osmond-riba. 30-59) on the blogosphere  .