Blogging Technology and its Support for E-Collaboration

Blogging Technology and its Support for E-Collaboration

Vanessa Paz Dennen (Florida State University, USA) and Tatyana G. Pashnyak (Florida State University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-652-5.ch036


Weblogs, commonly known as “blogs,” are Web sites that feature a series of dated posts appearing in reverse chronological order. They may be authored by individuals, groups, or organizations, and may be used to share writing and Web-based media of any kind. Although there is nothing inherent in the basic technology behind blogs specifically to facilitate community, as with many other technological media, blogs have been used to support e-collaboration and have become known as a form of Web-based discourse (Fleishman, 2002). This article discusses how blogs and their various enabling tools and technologies can be used to foster and maintain e-collaboration.

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