This article is a brief introduction to blogging with its application to e-collaboration. We learn what blogs are, their history and evolution, how they might be categorized and in what manner they could be used to support e-collaboration. We also discuss some issues and concerns regarding blogs.
Key Terms in this Chapter
Technorati: A blogosphere tracking site.
Web Log or Weblog: Expansion of blog.
Blogroll: A list of a blogger’s favorite blogs and listed prominently in his or her blog.
Blogosphere: The entire universe of blogs as well as community of bloggers on the Internet.
E-Collaboration: Collaboration among individuals engaged in a common task using modern networking technologies.
Reviewer: A blog that comments or expands on original content generated elsewhere.
Producer: A blog that creates original content.
Blogspace: Same as blogosphere.
Pointer: A blog that connects readers to content generated elsewhere.
Blogger: An individual who makes postings to one or more blogs. Also the name of the most popular blog hosting service, now owned and operated by Google, Inc.
Blog: A frequently updated, online Web journal (abbreviation of weblog).